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Man arrested for kicking Chihuahua puppy to death in Aichi

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Police on Tuesday arrested a 44-year-old man for killing a 4-month-old Chihuahua in Chikusa, Aichi Prefecture. Yoshiyuki Tanaka, 44, was arrested in the act of kicking the puppy to death on the street around 4:50 p.m. when the 40-year-old owner was walking his dog.

According to police, Tanaka was walking ahead of the owner and the dog, but suddenly turned around, approached the dog and kicked it. He was restrained by the owner and a passerby and handed over to police.

Tanaka reportedly said, “I was scared by the dog.” Police said the Chihuahua was about 20 cm tall and didn't bark at the time of the incident. Local residents said Tanaka has had trouble with other dogs in the neighborhood.

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Wow, pretty sick. They should have kicked this guy to death, at least someone helped owner restrain the guy, such a small dog doesn't take much to kill it by kicking. If I was owner I would have gotten in a few licks.

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What a loony. A serial killer in the making?

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What a nut. If I was the owner I would have sunk a few into that guy before the cops came.

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Wow... that's one tough dude! That ferocious chihuahua won't be biting any more ankles - that's for sure.

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Scared by a Chihuahua.... thats a new one

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And, yet another psycho is discovered. At least it was only a dog and not a baby. What is this place coming to? It just seems more and more seriously disturbed people are being discovered every day.

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Lots of people got phobias for certain animals. Yeah, extreme to the max.

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Sick bastard! Give me five minutes with him, please!

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Chihuahuas are, well... aweful little creatures that should be banned. But nothing excuses hurting an innocent animal or assaulting someone's pet. This guy is clearly a nutcase who may have harmed someone eventually. I hope he spends a little time reflecting about his actions and gets some real mental care.

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I only like quiet chihuahuas but would only hit/kick one that attcked me. no info here that happened. and to be scared by such a small creature is ludicrous. He should have gotten his neck entangled in the leash. the owner could say he was 'scared' by the man.

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If the chihuahua is 4 months old, that 2 years and 4 months in dog years - more of a toddler than a baby. Perhaps he thought it was a rat - would he have been arrested had he stomped some emo's pet rat?

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In many countries he would. Some consider a life a life don't matter if it is human or animal.

Personally, don't like Chihuahua, etc myself a dog is bigger, those are just annoying yappers and noise polluters.

Flame me.

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From what I understand about the story he's not under arrest for animal cruelty, he's under arrest for destruction of property.

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What a sick b@st@rd.

If it had been my dog someone would have had to restrain me, and I'd probably be arrested for assaulting a looney.

How can anyone be afraid of a 4-month-old chihuahua? Heck, how could anyone be afraid of a full-grown, adult, bad-as-they-come chihuahua? They don't grow much above 9 inches tall.

I'll say it again. What a sick, sad, perverted piece of poo.

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This lunatic should be fined 300,000 yen,and the money is given to the dog's owner.Next time when he wants to kick/hit some other dog the thought of gone- with- the-wind money will stop him.

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In Japan the penalty for recklessly or without good reason killing or harming a protected animal is up to one year's imprisonment or a fine of up to 1 million yen. (Protected animal = cattle, horses, pigs, sheep, goats, dogs, cats, domesticated rabbits, chickens, domesticated pigeons, ducks)

http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp/seian/animal/animal.htm

Not exactly heart-stopping punishment, but an improvement on up to a few years ago when killing a pet still came under 'destruction of private property'.

I hope the sad little pervert gets the book thrown at him.

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tclh -

300,000 is not enough. Nowhere near.

No amount of money is ever going to make up for the horror of seeing your dog killed before your eyes by a madman, but the penalty should hurt. Really hurt. The legal max of 1 million is not enough.

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Whether anyone hates chihuahuas or not, the poor little creature didn't bark or cause any harm. The dog was causing no incident, bothering no one and didn't deserve to be beaten to death like that. I don't like chihuahuas much either, but I sympathize with the owner because no animal deserves cruel treatment. Hell, there are people who don't like babies because they're loud and annoying - does that mean we can kick em to death?

This sick freak should be put in jail for a LONG time.

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Historically speaking (recent history anyway) one of the early signs of a serial killer/psychopath is animal abuse. Not implying anything...just putting it out there...

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To be honest.. everytime I see those little rats I want to kick for the 22 line as well..

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I wonder if I can get my local council to hire the guy on a full time basis to help with the dogs in my area. Might need to give the guy a rabies shot, but he would be welcome on the streets in my neighborhood anytime.

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Some pretty insensitive comments from some of the readers here. Glad to see they're in the minority.

I say we all line up and each get one kick at the guy. We can use his argument that we are scared by him.

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“I was scared by the dog.”

"NutCase!!!!!!!"

At least his symptoms of being a wacko showed up now, instead of a year or two from now, kicking a 4 month old baby to death...

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chihuahua? they are like tiny! next but him together with a large Mastif and let him kick that dog, if he survives he really will be affraid of dogs.

Affraid of a chihuahua, what a nonsense, i always laugh when such a tiny dog barks at me.

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I signed on intending to join the chorus of, "let's cut his thing off and feed it to the chihuahuas!"

However.. he was 'scared' of a tiny chihuahua? He had problems with dogs before?

Punishment, yes. Fines, yes. Confinement, yes. Community Service, yes. But above all, court-ordered psychiatric treatment. Does Japan have that? He's clearly nuts, and borderline functional, regardless of his intelligence (or lack thereof).

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Hmm... somehow I don't see this coward kicking a fully-grown mastiff to death even though I'm sure he'd be "scared by the dog”. Just another of these cowards who can only act out on helpless things.

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Well this guy won't have a million Yen around and I guarantee he will get.... Say with me now... A suspended sentence...

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Jumpin' crocodiles! The Internet Tough Guy testosterone is just dripping off this page, innit?

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Hah, I wonder how this 'man' would manage against a rottweiler.

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Would like to know this guys mental health history/treatment.

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It's a dog-eat-dog world. The dog who kicked the chihuahua should end up in a bag of beggin' strips, a bacon flavored treat for dogs.

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Who the heck is scared of a Chihuahua?! This guy was a punk....must have had a rough childhood with Chihuahua's.

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Lamest excuse ever. If he was scared of the Chihuahua he could have just kept on walking, it's not like the Chihuahua could have chased him or anything. Poor dog, poor owner.

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It's a little dog. They should put him in a cell with a Pit Bull. Maybe he will think twice before kicking a dog again.

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Hi Guys! Pretty busy yesterday so I didnt get a chance to comment on this. Sounds like a right nutjob. It also demonstrates that as a dog owner, you always have to keep a look out for people who will have a go at your dog. Anyway, I hope the cops pile on the charges for this one. I also invite the guy who did this around to my house anytime to kick my larger dog who I am considering renaming "Somewhere North. As in "somewhere north of 130kg."

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What a pathetic excuse for a human being. Ultimate bad karma on this guy - as well as first prize for the saddest excuse for a criminal act of violence that I've ever heard.

[expletive to describe puppy killer deleted]

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My b/f said that when he saw it in the news, they reported this man had already done something similar. He kicked a woman walking her dog. Why wasn't he in jail already???

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He should be put in a pit of 1000 chihuahuas so they can nip him to death. what a nightmare for someone afraid of such a measly little meal of a dog.

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Scared of a chihuahua? A grown man? He's a full-sized man, right? The mind reels .... Incredible. Personally, I would've beat him like an ugly stepchild for touching my pet.

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