Sandy Springs, GA – Emmanuel Alfredo Tadeo, 27, was charged with cruelty to animals, aggravated assault, and aggravated battery last month after allegedly kicking his 40-year-old girlfriend’s Pomeranian to death and then beating her with its carcass.
Police reports indicate that a disagreement between Tadeo and his girlfriend, Andrea Armintrout, escalated out of control, causing Tadeo to take the dog outside Armintrout’s condo and kick it repeatedly because, you know, that’s pretty much where any heated argument needs to go eventually. Armintrout scooped up the Pomeranian, a breed that natural selection would never have allowed, and brought it inside.
Tadeo apparently wasn’t even close to finished, however. He reportedly followed her inside, took the dog back, and continued to kick it until his initial goal had been fully realized; well, not quite fully, as he had still yet to beat her with the dead dog’s body, which he then proceeded to do.
In an interesting twist, Armintrout was subsequently booked on obstruction charges for refusing to cooperate with investigators. The “silver lining” end to this story is that she was never all that fond of her dog, but I’m just gleaning that from her Old-Pippy-Longstocking-esque mugshot (right).
Both suspects remained at Fulton County Jail as of Monday night.