I want to find this man and hang him...Go to hell you piece of s#it..
omg wouldn't it be just great if we could go around hanging people for growling at us and get off with a lousy $1,000 fine?? this makes me sick. i hope his neighborhood harass him forever, god damn spawn of the devil.
HIGHLANDS – A borough man pleaded guilty Tuesday to animal cruelty after admitting he killed his pet dog last November because the three-year-old, 130-pound Chesapeake Bay Retriever growled at him in the middle of the night, Chief Humane Law Enforcement Officer Victor "Buddy" Amato said.
Philip N. Hollenbeak, 57, of Sea Drift Avenue, here, pleaded guilty to one count of animal cruelty for needlessly killing an animal. He entered the plea on Tuesday in front of Atlantic Highlands Municipal Court Judge Peter A. Locascio.
Chief Amato was the first on the scene and after an investigation, Hollenbeak was arrested.
A grand jury failed to indict Hollenbeak because there was not enough evidence to prove its was a premeditated crime, Chief Amato said.
During an interview with Hollenbeak, Chief Amato said he asked Hollenbeak why he did not simply move the dog to another room. Hollenbeak replied that he should have done that instead of what he did.
When asked if he believed there should be mandatory mental health screenings for individuals who commit such violent crimes against animals, Chief Amato said yes, adding he also would have liked to see Hollenbeak receive jail time due to the brutal nature of the crime. However, since there was no grand jury indictment and Hollenbeak had no criminal record and called the police himself, a $1,000 fine was the maximum penalty the court could give him.
Chief Amato was also able to have the court add to the penalty the stipulation that Hollenbeak not own an animal for the next five years.
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