DARTMOUTH, Mass. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Prosecutors say a Massachusetts man hit his dog in the head with a baseball bat because he was angry the animal ate his Burger King Whopper sandwich.

Gregory Ostiguy was held on $5,000 bail after pleading not guilty Monday to animal cruelty.

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Officers responded to a Dartmouth street at around 7 p.m. Friday after witnesses reported seeing a man hitting and screaming at a dog in his car.

The 50-year-old Ostiguy, of New Bedford, told officers he was upset because he had worked hard all day and the dog ate his Whopper.

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Police took the dog to an animal hospital where it was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The Standard-Times reports that Ostiguy’s lawyer said her client is a former Marine and suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder.

 

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