2011-11-10 / Local & State

Man Picked Fight With Grandma’s Dog

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania man has been cited for animal cruelty and other crimes because police say he tried to pick a fight with his grandmother's 15-year-old dog.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for 21-year-old Nicholas Wooddell, of Hopewell Township, who was briefly jailed Sunday after the incident.

The Beaver County Times say the incident occurred Oct. 10 when Wooddell pounded on the woman's door to get inside. Once there, police say Wooddell punched the dog which was lying on the floor and left. Police say Wooddell had recently been staying at his grandmother's home but was asked to leave.

Wooddell does not have a listed phone. A relative’s phone could not take incoming calls when The AP tried to located Wooddell for comment Monday morning.

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