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Cops: Woman Taped Puppy To Refrigerator

Colorado student, 20, told police, 'I know this looks really bad'

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Cops: Woman Taped Puppy To Refrigerator

APRIL 14--Meet Abby Toll.

The University of Colorado student, 20, is facing a felony animal abuse rap after she allegedly taped her boyfriend's puppy to the side of a refrigerator in a bid to teach the rambunctious animal a 'lesson.'

According to police, Toll used clear packing tape early this morning to adhere the eight-month-old dog (a Shiba Inu named Rex) to the appliance in the kitchen of her boyfriend's apartment. Toll allegedly was angry at Bryan Beck, 21, for failing to get rid of the puppy, which, Toll told cops, bit her a few days ago.

According to Boulder Police Department reports, when cops responded at 5 AM to a 'report of a male and female yelling' at Beck's apartment, they discovered that 'Rex's body was completely encased in packing tape.' When Officer Kara Jurczenia asked what was on the side of the fridge, Toll replied, 'The dog.' Toll added, 'I know this looks really bad, but the dog bites. He is aggressive.' Jurczenia asked how long the puppy had been taped upside down to the side of the refrigerator. 'Not long,' Toll replied. 'Like 20-30 minutes. It was just until he calmed down.'

The reports note that when Beck saw his dog stuck to the refrigerator, he told Toll, 'Take him down,' adding, 'You are so sick!' Toll replied, 'No, you are sick for not caring enough about me to get rid of the dog.' The animal, whose paws had been bound with elastic hair ties, was clearly in pain and 'yelped and screamed loudly' as cops worked to free him. 'Rex just lay motionless, but breathing, on his kennel after he was removed from the tape.' The puppy was handed over to the Boulder Valley Humane Society.

Toll, seen in the above mug shot, was turned over to county jailers. Beck, who was arrested in connection with his scuffle with Toll, was not charged with animal abuse. Though he did reportedly tell police, 'We were going to get rid of him anyway. We usually don't do this.' (5 pages)

Comments (2)

Oh, 4 crying out loud. Our courts are tied up with soooo much and they waste time charging this woman. Gawd. The puppy lived. We get a great laugh out of it. Just drop it. lol
Would a leash worked better perhaps?