R.I.P. "Oscar": Dog Dosed With LSD By Owners Dies After Being Struck By Car
“Oscar” the dachshund is dead.
The dog was struck Sunday night by a car after running from its Snellville, Georgia home. The accident, police reported, occurred after the pet’s owners dosed the animal with LSD.
Nicholas Modrich and Jaime Hughes, both 25, were investigated for disorderly conduct after cops discovered them tripping in their Pinehurst Road residence. Witnesses had called 911 to report spotting the couple running naked on a nearby roadway.
During questioning by police, Hughes said that she and Modrich “had done acid earlier.” She also repeatedly asked officers if they knew the whereabouts of “Oscar,” their long-haired dachshund. While being transported to the hospital the duo told a Snellville cop that “they had given acid to their dog.”
The dog, cops subsequently learned, was struck by a car about half-a-mile from its home. “Oscar,” who had been adopted from the county’s animal shelter, died after being transported to a local animal hospital. Since the dog bit two people after being hit by the car, animal control officials will now test the animal’s corpse for rabies.
Police, who are seeking to interview Modrich and Hughes about the bizarre events Sunday evening, have said that the filing of animal cruelty charges against the couple is a possibility.
Modrich is a guitarist who fronts the group "Funguy Trio." The band, whose name appears to be a play on the word "fungi," likens its sound to "the inside of a mushroom after it has consumed you," according to its MySpace page. On his own MySpace page, Modrich, pictured above, includes “psychedelics,” “green herbs,” and “booze!!!” among his influences. His band's songs include "Mind Magic" and "Captain Pothead."