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Man steals dog, drags it to death after car

The Local · 27 Jul 2012, 07:19

Published: 27 Jul 2012 07:19 GMT+02:00

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“This person is known to us before. We're going to look into the background but we already have an idea of the motive,“ said police spokesman Robert Loeffel to the daily Dagens Nyheter (DN).

The man reportedly tied the animal to the car and driven off. Over an hour later, after driving into a car that had tried to stop him, he switched off his engine and dumped the animal’s body.

Police received a call on Wednesday evening alerting them to the fact that someone was dragging a dog to death.

“We know who owns the dog and it isn’t the driver of the car,” Loeffel told the paper.

Two people tried to stop the man from dragging the dog; another driver, whose car the man rammed before driving off again, as well as a pedestrian who reportedly sustained some minor injuries when the man tried to drive over him,

According to police, there are many witnesses to the incident and they also received a tip-off as to where the car was parked.

“When we went there we found the dead dog lying at the side of the road,” Loeffel told DN.

Police think that they have identified the driver, who is now wanted under suspicion for animal cruelty as well as two cases of hit and run.

“This is a macabre incident. We have known people to take their dog for a walk, tying it up, and then driving off forgetting about it, but this is something else,” Loeffel told DN.

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10:44 July 27, 2012 by fikatid
This psychopath needs to be arrested and punished for doing such an awful deed!!
11:28 July 27, 2012 by just a question
Do the same to this "man", tie him to a car and drag him to death
11:31 July 27, 2012 by Swedish Cat
Disgusting!! I agree with following speaker. As we do not have death penalty in this country I suggest we drag him tlil he almost dies and then do it again..
11:43 July 27, 2012 by hunnysnowbee
I feel physically sick after reeading that. WTH goes on in some peoples minds. Do the same to him, some people only understand the taste of their own medicine!
11:44 July 27, 2012 by storstark
instead he's likely to recieve a defence lawyer that comes out of your pocket and mine, then he might at a stretch be given a year at one of these low-level prisions where you get your own room, 3 warm meals a day and access to bachelors degree study
12:05 July 27, 2012 by Liquidmonkey
a good case of 'eye for an eye' applies here.
14:02 July 27, 2012 by Svensksmith
He should receive a life sentence cleaning up the stalls at a pig farm.
15:52 July 27, 2012 by Onivan
Sadistic act is too mild a statement for ths monster.
16:00 July 27, 2012 by Swedish Cat
Monster is the word. Should be locked up in a mental institution as scared to walk the same streets as this deranged person. What is next,,,someone's baby!
16:53 July 27, 2012 by David68
i do hope justice is dished up to this peace of scum!
17:06 July 28, 2012 by Baroness.Fredericks
Was this man a Muslim, because there have been many cruel deeds done by Muslims against dogs. In Islam they are taught to hate dogs. Mohammed hated dogs, because they gave him away by barking whenever he tried to use stealth in attacking his enemies under the cloak of darkness. They say this man is from Southern Småland area. Are there many immigrants there? I keep wondering when Sweden will be declared an Islamic State to add to the 57+ other Nations taken by Islamists over the years. I know a lot about Islam and how they operate, very well indeed, having studied and known Muslims for nigh 45 years. Look up Haram and you will see why they can't be trusted. They are only being nice to you, for the most part, because you are the host Nation, but as soon as they gain in numbers you will see Sweden change into the same riots and violence as they have in the Middle East. *(Example of; Haram: If you visit a Muslim's home in, let's say, Afghanistan, it is Haram to treat you well, to smile and give you food and drink with a friendly smile, but, it is also haram to kill you as soon as you leave the domain. They can't kill you in their home, when you are a guest, but they are obligated to when you are no longer a guest. The same goes for being an immigrant in any land. They can be friendly, thus the many who are fooled into thinking they are not all bad. Then, once they have the upper hand, you are toast!)
00:17 July 29, 2012 by Just_Kidding
#11: With a good education system in Sweden, Islam will be a dead in 50 years. Unfortunately, many enter and exit the education system without using any of their brain. Islam won its wars with tactics that no longer work in the 21th century. Islam stopped spreading 1000years ago as the modern war techniques became decisive rather than promising virgins and booty to your soldiers.

Atheist Iranian
16:30 July 30, 2012 by Trinidiva
OMG, what do comments #11 and #12 have to do with this article? How the heck did this become a matter of a person's religion? So let me ask, non-Muslims are incapable of acts of cruelty? And before you go off on a tangent about me being a member of any particular religion, let me assure you that I don't follow any religion. I have not yet migrated to Sweden, though it is my intention to. And rest assured, I am a professional who has a needed skill. So, I will not be a BURDEN to your social system. The point of this article is to highlight the unspeakable acts of cruelty that we so called "civilised human beings" are capable of perpetrating.
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