A Los Angeles man is behind bars after setting fire to his family’s dog and killing the pet, prosecutors said.
Brandon Jerold Smith, 24, was arrested by Los Angeles police on Saturday and is being held on a $ 100,000 bond, prison records show.
Smith has faced one animal cruelty and arson charges, according to the LA County Attorney’s Office.
Authorities allege Smith hung his family’s Welsh Corgi mix – named Hennessy – on a fence and set the dog on fire on Aug. 22, prosecutors said.
Investigators also believe he used lighter fluid as a “deadly and dangerous weapon” against the pet, prosecutors said.
Information on why Smith tried to harm the dog was not disclosed.
Los Angeles police did not respond to a call for comment.