An “incredibly intoxicated” Pennsylvania person shot his pet and grilled the animal in a fireplace pit in his front property, authorities claimed.
Nikolay Lukyanchikov, 48, was arrested Friday exterior his Northampton Township house, in which cops uncovered a burning fireplace pit and a sofa in flames in the entrance garden, police mentioned.
“Once the hearth was beneath control, patrol observed an unidentified animal badly burned and charred on top of a small steel charcoal grill,” Northampton Township law enforcement explained in a statement. “It was later learned the animal was Lukyanchikov’s pet.”
Lukyanchikov was “incredibly intoxicated” at the time and not able to talk, according to an affidavit of probable trigger for his arrest attained by the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Lukyanchikov was also dousing $100 payments with lighter fluid and burning them in the metal hearth pit — which was topped with a barbecue grate exactly where his pooch was cooked, according to the affidavit.
The canine evidently experienced been shot in the eye prior to being terribly burned, authorities reported.
Lukyanchikov’s roommate reportedly informed cops he confessed to shooting his dog with a 9mm handgun just before hiding the animal outside the house. Cops uncovered bullet holes in a bed room, as effectively as in a hallway, the affidavit states.
A handgun thought to be the weapon applied to kill the pet was also recovered from the household, the Inquirer noted.
Lukyanchikov was billed with aggravated cruelty to animals, discharging a firearm into an occupied structure, reckless endangerment and possessing devices of a criminal offense, law enforcement explained.
Lukyanchikov, whose bail was established at $1 million, remained in custody Monday. Prosecutors sought the quantity owing to the felony animal cruelty charge and claimed he was a threat to the local community, the Inquirer noted.
In 2017, a jovial Lukyanchikov shared a picture on Facebook of five dogs draped in lights in front of a Xmas tree, though wishing buddies and family members all the best in 2018 — which he observed was a “Year of the Dogs” in the Chinese zodiac. It is unclear if just one of the pooches pictured was killed in past week’s incident.
“In the Yr of the Canines, I wish you achievement, Well being and entertaining without having restrictions!” Lukyanchikov wrote in Russian, according to a translation. “May there be a lot of joy and laughter [and] you are surrounded by your beloved types!”
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