Drunken Eagles Fan Puts Dog In Microwave, Attacks Girlfriend After Team’s Loss, Police Say

Police later found the Pomeranian stuffed into a small microwave, which hadn’t been turned on.

By Jill Sederstrom

A drunken Eagles fan is accused of physically attacking her girlfriend and putting her girlfriend’s dog in a hotel microwave after the Eagles lost in the playoffs.

Police say Kirsten J. Gaskins , 31, had been drinking and was upset about her team’s loss when she allegedly began yelling at her girlfriend, knocked the woman the down, climbed on top of her and started to hit her in the face, according to The Morning Call.

The girlfriend, who wasn’t identified, was reportedly able to escape by scratching Gaskins in the face but as she went to flee the room, police said Gaskins allegedly threatened to kill her dog if she left the room.

When police arrived at the Hanover Township hotel, where the couple had been staying, they found the white Pomeranian stuffed into a small microwave. The microwave had not been turned on and the dog was not harmed.

Officers also reported that the woman’s girlfriend had blood on her left ear and cuts on her nose and cheek indicating a fight had taken place, the paper reports.

Gaskins initially fled the scene but returned after officers arrived and told her girlfriend the pair were leaving.

"When Gaskins returned to the hotel room, she continued to be aggressive and (loudly) cursing at police and the victim," a press release obtained by Oxygen.com said.

Officers arrested her and charged her with simple assault, harassment, cruelty to animals and possession of drug paraphernalia.

She has since been released on a $20,000 bail.

Gaskins has denied the allegations against her telling local station WCAU that the incident was not related to the football game. She also claimed that she had not put the dog into the microwave.

[Photo: Colonial Regional Police Department]

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