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Woman collared for tossing dog from balcony

The Local/dl · 30 Jan 2012, 07:57

Published: 30 Jan 2012 07:57 GMT+01:00

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The incident took place around 8am on Sunday in the city's Guldheden district, the Göteborgs-Posten (GP) newspaper reported.

According to police, the woman and three others were partying in a flat on the third floor when someone decided to throw the dog from the apartment's balcony.

The dog's owner reported the incident to police who subsequently apprehended a woman in her thirties on suspicion of animal cruelty.

“The dog survived without serious injury, but was clearly affected by the incident. It was frightened and shy and according to the owner, that's not the dog's normal behaviour,” a spokesperson with the Gothenburg city police told the newspaper.

Police estimate the dog's fall was between five and seven metres.

The woman suspected of throwing the dog from balcony was also under the influence of a controlled substance when she was arrested.

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In addition to animal cruelty, the woman is also suspected of minor drugs offences for possessing narcotics meant for personal use.

A conviction for animal cruelty in Sweden can result in up to two years in prison, while minor drugs offences can be punished with fines or up to six months in prison.

The Local/dl (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

08:44 January 30, 2012 by robban70226
She deserve + 2 yead inprison!!!!
09:24 January 30, 2012 by hilt_m
A woman who allegedly throwing a small dog from the balcony of an apartment at the tail end of a party in Gothenburg in western Sweden was arrested on Sunday morning.

Change "throwing" to threw. (wrong tense)

Drop "the tail end of" (to much information)
09:49 January 30, 2012 by jostein
It is a joy to see thelocal honoring their heritage by practicing the ancient Anglosaxon art of setting witty headlines :) Seen several lately. Way to go!
11:49 January 30, 2012 by StockholmSam

Change "to" to "too" and then you will have earned the right to correct others' spelling.
12:52 January 30, 2012 by karex
Next time someone should try tossing her out of a balcony so she can see what it feels like.
20:26 January 30, 2012 by grov_kvinnofridskrankning
She should have gone to the roof first.
03:24 January 31, 2012 by volvoman9
Nice one Stockholm Sam. Had it been my pet she would have followed. Probably an immigrant....on drugs no less. They're all the same. Damned drug addled immigrant pooch tossers.
06:51 January 31, 2012 by ctinej
1900 more of them next hear, Then a succession of kids till they are sterile

Then Civil War, if there are enough Swedes still alive with out a lobotomy..
10:04 January 31, 2012 by hilt_m
StockholmSam you are correct, it should have been "too". That was a typo not a spelling mistake. You must admit that the original sentence was badly written. If you prefer that type of english in your news, I'll keep my mouth shut. It just annoys me when news is portrayed this way. A dedicated editing and proofreading system is fundamental to any published media. Without it, the local tends to feel a little incomplete at times. What I was trying to offer was constructive criticism, not criticism for the sake of criticism. You may take it for fact that I enjoy reading The Local and only wish it to become better and better over time.
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