Man snaps neck of puppy in dispute with neighbour over Wi-Fi

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A man has allegedly snapped the neck and killed a three-month-old puppy following an argument over Wi-Fi in the US.

Police said what they believe 25-year-old Christopher David Vogel did after a dispute with neighbour Larry Gray at the Oakview Terrace Appartments on July 6 was a “completely senseless” act of violence.

Des Moines Police in Iowa allege Vogel arrived unannounced at Gray’s apartment and got into an argument over using Gray’s WiFi.

It’s alleged Vogel threatened to snap the neck of Gray’s girlfriend’s corgi. He then took the puppy into the hallway and it’s there he allegedly snapped the dog’s neck before running away.

It's alleged Christopher Vogel snapped the dog's neck. Source: NBC
It's alleged Christopher Vogel snapped the dog's neck. Source: NBC

Gray, who is disabled, could not catch him.

Instead, it’s alleged Gray found the dog lying in the hallway, bleeding from the nose and whimpering.

The dog died from its injuries with examinations determining it died from major spinal trauma.

Sergeant Ryan Doty said what Vogel allegedly did is one of the worst acts of animal abuse he's seen in the last five years.


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“This animal did absolutely nothing, was not a threat, was a small dog,” he said.

“He purely did it out of spite and evil intent.”

Vogel is yet to be found, but police hope information could lead police to locating him.

Investigations continue.

The building where the dispute happened. Source: NBC
The building where the dispute happened. Source: NBC
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