ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (CBSMiami/AP) — Authorities have arrested a Florida man on a misdemeanor battery charge for allegedly throwing a chihuahua in a metal cage at his cousin during an argument.
Stephone Johnson was released on Wednesday from the Pinellas County Jail, but he was ordered not to return to the home he shares with his cousin.READ MORE: 'Toughest Job Of My Life': Potential Jurors Questioned In Second Phase Of Jury Selection Process For Parkland School Shooter Nikolas Cruz Penalty Trial
The Tampa Bay Times reports Johnson threatened to harm his cousin during an argument and then threw the cage with the 1-year-old Chihuahua named Roscoe inside. The report doesn’t mention if Roscoe was hurt.
The cage hit the cousin on her upper arm.READ MORE: South Florida Family Makes Plea To Help Find Son's Suspended Killer
The report says Johnson admitted to throwing the dog and cage when questioned by officers.
Online records show his case has been assigned the public defender’s office, but the office was closed Sunday.MORE NEWS: Opera Singer, Fashion Designer Radmila Lolly Thrills Miami Heat Fans With Custom-Designed Ball Gowns
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