Man arrested after pouring hot sauce on puppy

SARASOTA, Fla. -- A chihuahua puppy is expected to make a full recovery after Sarasota Police Officers say a man poured hot sauce all over the 3-month-old pooch.

The incident happened early Sunday morning at a home on Old Bradenton Road in Sarasota. According to authorities, 47-year-old Ephrian Myles became irrate when the dog started having a seizure and began yelping.

That's when he picked up a bottle of hot sauce, and allegedly poured it all over the puppy, named "Gizmo." Some of the hot sauce got in the dog's eyes and down its throat.

The puppy's owner learned about what happened and took the animal to a nearby fire station for help.

Police arrested Myles and charged him with felony aggravated animal cruelty. He's being held in the Sarasota County jail on a $5000 bond.

Gizmo was taken to Animal Services. He is expected to be okay.


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