Skip to comments.Ex-Rye Resident Stabbed Guinea Pig With Knife, Say Police
Posted on 05/18/2012 9:44:34 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A former resident is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on a felony alleging he intentionally stabbed a guinea pig named Diego with a steak knife.
According to Portsmouth Circuit Court records, Bobby Theriault, 25, of Lyman, Maine, committed the crime of animal cruelty on July 6, 2011. The complaint was filed with the court on April 12 and alleges Theriault did purposely mutilate the guinea pig by sticking a steak knife into the right side of its body causing critical injuries.
Theriault was a resident of 410 Sagamore Road in Rye at the time of the alleged incident, according to court records. On a police bail slip, he notified the court that hed rented an apartment in Rye for two years but was a lifelong resident of Maine.
Following his arrest, Theriault was released after posting $500 cash bail.
Rye police could not be reached for comment Friday for details about the allegations.
Crimes against small mammals. They had that little creep in Denver the other day that got arrested for stealing hamsters from PetSmart, where he worked, and taking them home to torture them.
um.....well....was he white and it was a black guinea pig or something?
Is he in jail?
If it was his guinea pig - ridiculous.
I don’t know. I’ll have to try and find some recent news. You know how the news is though. They go with it for a day or two, then you don’t hear a follow up.
I just don’t get it.
I’m currently injecting antibiotics into one of my snakes who has a respiratory infection and I feel like an EVIL CRUD because I know she doesn’t understand why I’m “hurting” her and she certainly can’t associate her improving health with those nasty pokes.
When we’re done, I just sit and cuddle her for a half hour, trying to let her know I really am sorry for the pain.
I just don’t get it.
Was it his? It’s okay to kill rabbits, mice, and other animals, but not a guinea pig?
I can't much relate to snakes as pets, but even with a snake I wouldn't want to see one be deliberately hurt or killed for no reason. I hope your pet gets over her illness soon.
Here’s the latest about the Hamster thief/torturer from May 11, 2011:
O.K....I gotta know..
How does one cuddle a snake and do they know they are being cuddled?
The snakes in my neck of the woods aren’t really cuddly.
But I know you are Elliemayander.:)
How do you know it;s a she?
I’m really getting sick of this world.
Gosh, I’m so sorry.
I didn’t expect much from pet snakes either but they sure surprised me.
They’re very affectionate and ‘bond’ to their people.
If a stranger wants to hold one of mine, they’ll wiggle and stretch until they’ve gotten themseselves back on me and then peak out from under my hair, glaring at the ‘not mom’ who simply wanted to snuggle them.
They ‘beg’ to be taken out of their homes and held.
They’re just not at all what I expected.
It is pretty sickening...but people like you make things a little more pleasant.
Thank you for the condolence. Very neat about your snakes and your descriptions about their affection and personality. I don’t think they would be for me though. We just have the fuzzy kind of pets: 1 little dog, 4 cats, and 7 gerbils. You wouldn’t think that gerbils would have much of a personality, and compared to a dog they don’t, but they are all a tiny bit different. One is an avid exerciser. She’s crazy about keeping fit. A previous one that died, liked to be held while she nibbled paper. My middle child likes reptiles—lizards and such and all animals really. I can’t remember the name of the lizard that he was wanting to get.
This breaks my heart.
I understand the sentiment and have said much the same just recently on FR. I'm just glad we have other FReepers to talk with. I'd go just plain nuts or succumb to their kind of insanity if I didn't. Take care Salamander and keep being good to your pets.
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