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Ex-Rye Resident Stabbed Guinea Pig With Knife, Say Police
Seacoast Online ^ | May 18, 2012 | Elizabeth Dinan

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 he’d 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.


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1 posted on 05/18/2012 9:44:38 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

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.


2 posted on 05/18/2012 9:51:35 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: nickcarraway

um.....well....was he white and it was a black guinea pig or something?


3 posted on 05/18/2012 9:55:38 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: beaversmom

Is he in jail?


4 posted on 05/18/2012 9:56:54 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

If it was his guinea pig - ridiculous.


5 posted on 05/18/2012 10:01:59 PM PDT by Williams (Nobama)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


6 posted on 05/18/2012 10:03:34 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: nickcarraway
"Guinea Pigs" (as food)
snakes, birds of prey, cats, canines...& yes, even humans...
nature in all it's glory (the horror :) ..all are guilty.

7 posted on 05/18/2012 10:07:19 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA. DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: beaversmom

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.

:(


8 posted on 05/18/2012 10:07:33 PM PDT by Salamander (Holy muscle of love.....I got a muscle of love.)
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To: Salamander
Some people are just pure evil: for example all democrats/liberals/Marxists are pure evil( look at the liberals in the big media for proof of pure evil).
9 posted on 05/18/2012 10:24:18 PM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 4 years.China is destroying U.S. ability to manufacture,makes everything)
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To: nickcarraway

Was it his? It’s okay to kill rabbits, mice, and other animals, but not a guinea pig?


10 posted on 05/18/2012 10:27:45 PM PDT by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: Salamander
Well I kinda know how you feel because I had to give my dog fluids under her skin for a short stretch back in December 2010/January 2011. It hurt me to hurt her even though I was actually helping her. We ended up having to put her to sleep in March 2012 though. She had something going on that just kept coming back.

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.

11 posted on 05/18/2012 10:28:15 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: nickcarraway

Here’s the latest about the Hamster thief/torturer from May 11, 2011:

http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_20594914/denver-da-says-man-stole-killed-hamsters


12 posted on 05/18/2012 10:29:37 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Salamander

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.:)


13 posted on 05/18/2012 10:31:18 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Salamander

How do you know it;s a she?


14 posted on 05/18/2012 10:45:34 PM PDT by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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To: rurgan

I’m really getting sick of this world.

:-\


15 posted on 05/18/2012 11:00:01 PM PDT by Salamander (Holy muscle of love.....I got a muscle of love.)
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To: beaversmom

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.


16 posted on 05/18/2012 11:05:01 PM PDT by Salamander (Holy muscle of love.....I got a muscle of love.)
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To: Salamander

It is pretty sickening...but people like you make things a little more pleasant.


17 posted on 05/18/2012 11:06:12 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Salamander

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.


18 posted on 05/18/2012 11:19:32 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

This breaks my heart.


19 posted on 05/18/2012 11:27:03 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: Salamander
I’m really getting sick of this world.

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.

20 posted on 05/18/2012 11:27:20 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Williams
>”If it was his guinea pig - ridiculous”<

Please clarify.

Do you condone torturing animals or did I misunderstand your post??

21 posted on 05/18/2012 11:29:27 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

I know! I’ve subscribed to some pet/dog page on Facebook and every day they post some horrible abuse story or two or three! New ones every day! Today was about some evil girl that killed her roommates kittens with her hands. I think with some of these cases, drugs are involved. It’s making young people evil and insane.


22 posted on 05/18/2012 11:32:53 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

I can’t imagine hurting a baby animal,or any animal for that matter. I love animals so much and hearing about their mistreatment is like a knife in the heart.


23 posted on 05/18/2012 11:46:32 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

I know how you feel. I don’t get it either.

We have had a rash of people setting animals on fire lately.

I don’t get it. Why???


24 posted on 05/19/2012 12:04:30 AM PDT by berdie
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To: berdie

If I got my hands on these abusers....


25 posted on 05/19/2012 12:14:31 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: berdie
When I was in the 5th grade we had a class pet named Jill. She was a black-and-white Guinea pig and we each got to take her home for the weekend. This was back in 1985 and I'm rather surprised that I can remember the animal's name. I remember having her in my room and being woken up by the sound of the little ball in her water bottle. She'd be drinking up a storm in the middle of the night.=) It's so funny to watch them drink,isn't it?
26 posted on 05/19/2012 12:21:54 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Guinea pigs, hamsters and gerbils..all very fun to have.

I had all and even white rats for a while...very intelligent animals.

Yep, they are fun to watch drink.


27 posted on 05/19/2012 12:31:11 AM PDT by berdie
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To: berdie

And run in their wheels,especially the balls that can roll across the floor. Then there are the clear tubes that connect to make a tunnel of sorts.


28 posted on 05/19/2012 12:34:46 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: beaversmom

I had gerbils!

They were cool, spazzy little bundles of kinetic energy.

I was just a youngster and liked to pretend they were tiny knagaroos.

:)

I loved how they would sometimes stop whatever they were doing and really, *really* ~look~ at you.

It was so cute..and a bit unnerving....LOL


29 posted on 05/19/2012 2:14:51 AM PDT by Salamander (Holy muscle of love.....I got a muscle of love.)
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To: berdie

Can you write that in a note and hand it to hubby?

My critter-centric outlook is driving him nuts...LOL

[*so what* if the goats run into his machine shop “yelling” every time they know I’m out there? they’re just thrilled to see me...I’ve got pockets full of animal crackers!]

;D


30 posted on 05/19/2012 2:19:46 AM PDT by Salamander (Holy muscle of love.....I got a muscle of love.)
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To: beaversmom

So am I.

There aren’t many people in my ‘real life’ who are very much into critters.

That’s why I miss my gramma....she’s where I got it from.

She’s been gone almost 30 endless years.

I really miss her.

I can close my eyes and see her walking around the farm with a parade of chickens, cats, dogs, cows, ponies, ducks and guineas following her, plain as day.

Every lost or injured thing came to her house for help, same as they do mine, now.

The rest of the family got all her material stuff when she died but I inherited her best thing of all.


31 posted on 05/19/2012 2:27:03 AM PDT by Salamander (Holy muscle of love.....I got a muscle of love.)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

I had five of them and it always cracked me up when I went into their room.

They’d whistle at me like construction workers....LOL


32 posted on 05/19/2012 2:28:27 AM PDT by Salamander (Holy muscle of love.....I got a muscle of love.)
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To: ConservativeMind

There’s killing—and then there’s torture.


33 posted on 05/19/2012 2:31:13 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: berdie

I have 4 fancy rats now.
[I used to have a rat rescue but that’s another *long* story]

I love to give them Cinnamon Toast Crunch because it looks like they’re eating tiny little sandwiches.

I have a Black Irish, a Black Berkshire, a Champagne and an Agouti.

They have a four story rat condo.

They all like to sleep up on the top deck which is about 7 feet off the floor.

Silly girls.


34 posted on 05/19/2012 2:34:57 AM PDT by Salamander (Holy muscle of love.....I got a muscle of love.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

I don’t condone arresting anyone for killing their own guinea pig, mouse, rat, turtle.

Sorry

Ever been to a farm?


35 posted on 05/19/2012 8:33:34 AM PDT by Williams (Nobama)
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To: Salamander

Cinnamon Toast Crunch? That’s cute. They must love that!

Have you ever owned a tarantula? I held one at a pet store but I didn’t buy it. Tarantulas don’t scare me but the average house spider freaks me out.


36 posted on 05/19/2012 12:48:30 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: berdie

I would LOVE to hold a baby animal and bottle feed it.


37 posted on 05/19/2012 12:49:48 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: Salamander

It’s like they can read your mind!


38 posted on 05/19/2012 12:51:03 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: Salamander

They make condos for rats?


39 posted on 05/19/2012 12:53:11 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

I’ve been on the rescuing end of several pre-weaned babies of different varieties. It’s pretty fulfilling...but a heck of a lot of work.

The baby mammals are tough...but the birds are tougher. Their little beaks are always open crying for more and more!


40 posted on 05/19/2012 1:50:22 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Williams
Only been to a Farm owned by friends back in Mississippi.

When they slaughter Livestock they are humane, not killing the animal in a slow tortuous manner to feed their psychotic desires.

Again I ask, do you condone torturing animals?

41 posted on 05/19/2012 2:20:08 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: berdie

Awwww. =) So cute. I love animals so much and I love babying them.


42 posted on 05/19/2012 3:23:30 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Oh yeah the slaughter of zillions of peaceful animals is so “humane”.

I do not condone money spent arresting people for killing a pet rodent. You need a sense of perspective. Nor do I condone imprisoning a citizen for killing a pet rodent.

I don’t have to condone his behavior, or making it a crime subject to arrest.


43 posted on 05/19/2012 6:00:59 PM PDT by Williams (Nobama)
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To: Williams
All that nonsense and you still didn't answer my original question. I was only attempting to seek clarification of your earlier Posted comment.

You could have just responded that you do not condone the torture of animals and that would have been the end of it. Not sure what your pontificating had to do with my question, but here we are.

I was courteous enough to respond to your inquiry if I had ever visited a Farm, like that had anything to do with someone torturing an animal to death for a cheap thrill.

Looks like I already know your answer. Thanks for playing.

44 posted on 05/19/2012 11:21:46 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Yup.

http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2753352&lmdn=Pet+Type

They have all kinds of cool things for them.


45 posted on 05/20/2012 1:40:53 AM PDT by Salamander (Holy muscle of love.....I got a muscle of love.)
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To: Salamander

That’s so cute,especially the little hammock. =D


46 posted on 05/20/2012 12:20:45 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

They ate the hammock.


47 posted on 05/20/2012 1:19:58 PM PDT by Salamander (Holy muscle of love.....I got a muscle of love.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Not playing, glad to answer your questions. Appreciate your farm info. I don’t like anyone harming an animal, but that doesn’t automatically mean I have to criminalize it. People do all kinds of things I hate but I wouldn’t lock them up. Spending money on animal “cruelty” prosecutions is a pet peeve of mine when we lack money for all kinds of things. Never would stab a guines pig but lock a guy up for it?


48 posted on 05/20/2012 1:25:48 PM PDT by Williams (Nobama)
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To: Salamander

They did? That’s hysterical!


49 posted on 05/20/2012 2:55:35 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: Salamander

I’m really getting sick of this world.

:-\

ditto


50 posted on 05/23/2012 5:23:05 AM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 4 years.China is destroying U.S. ability to manufacture,makes everything)
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