Woman Charged With Goldfish Mass Murder

Floridian faces felony cruelty rap for bleach killing

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Goldfish Homicide

APRIL 8--A Florida woman is facing a felony animal abuse charge for allegedly killing her boyfriend’s goldfish by pouring bleach into their tank, according to court records.

Angela Garcia, 32, was arrested Saturday after she allegedly trashed beau Norris Johnson’s Orlando-area residence following an argument.

Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the home by the man’s son. He told investigators that his father had gone to work following the argument with Garcia, but had told her to vacate the residence.

As detailed in a police report, Garcia (seen at right) destroyed a flat screen TV, other electronic devices, and furniture in the home, which reeked of bleach when her boyfriend’s son discovered the wreckage.

In addition to causing $1500 in property damage, Garcia also allegedly poured bleach into her boyfriend’s fish tank, killing five goldfish. Johnson’s son told deputies that Garcia was free on bond in another criminal case and that his father allowed her to live with them for a couple of days.

Deputies who subsequently apprehended Garcia near the crime scene reported that she was “visibly intoxicated” and “had the presence of bleach all over her clothing.”

Charged with felony counts of animal cruelty and criminal mischief, Garcia was booked into the county jail, from which she was released Monday after posting $1150 bond. (2 pages)