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New Hampshire Man Broke Into An Apartment Naked And Tried To Strangle A Golden Retriever, Cops Say

The dog is expected to survive. Irakozie Ildephones, from Concord, also allegedly told officers that since he was naked, they should be naked too.

By Jon Silman

A New Hampshire man was arrested Thursday after police say he broke through a glass door apartment naked and tried to strangle a golden retriever. Don't worry, the dog is expected to survive.

Irakozie Ildephones, 28, was charged with cruelty to animals, burglary, indecent exposure, simple assault, reckless conduct and criminal mischief, according to WHDH-TV in Boston. He was also on bail at the time, so he has additional charges related to violating those conditions.

Police were to an apartment complex in Concord around 3 p.m. on Wednesday about a burglary in progress, Concord police Lt. Sean Ford told the Concord Monitor. Residents said a man in a robe was banging on doors and looked like he was high on drugs.

Ildephonse was wearing the robe at first but he took it off and climbed up to a second-floor balcony, according to an arrest report. He then smashed through a glass door, forcing a mother and daughter to flee. They called 911.

Once inside, he beat and strangled a golden retriever named Wendell, the report said. The animal was taken to an emergency vet and should survive.

When cops got there, Ildephonse was breaking things inside the apartment and throwing stuff off the porch. He wouldn't listen to them when they tried to calm him down, instead opting to throw glass at them, the report said, which made them retreat.

Ildephonse "continued to yell about being naked and stated that he would only talk to people once we were naked as well,” the report said.

Backup arrived and they subdued him with a Taser, although he still resisted, the report said.

Just a few days earlier, Ildephonse allegedly attacked two police officers as he was being escorted out of a hospital by security. He charged at an officer with clenched fists, the Concord Monitor reported, because the officer was making eye contact with him for too long. He was charged with disorderly conduct, criminal threatening, resisting arrest and attempted simple assault of a police officer for that incident.

In Merrimack County Superior Court on Thursday, Judge Richard McNamara said Ildephonse was too dangerous to be released, and set his bail at $15,000.

[Photo: Concord Police Department]

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