Man gets 1 year for biting dog, popping eye out of socket

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Man gets 1 year for biting dog, popping eye out of socket


David Etzel, 37, will spend a year in prison after he bit and choked a dog so hard its dog popped out. (Photo: Palm Beach Post)

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A Florida man convicted of biting a small dog on the face and choking him so hard his eye popped out has been sentenced to one year in prison. The Palm Beach Post reports 37-year-old David Etzel was sentenced Friday after being found guilty of
felony animal cruelty a few days earlier.
Etzel's mother told deputies in April that her 6-foot-8-inch, 375-pound son was drunk when he started teasing her shih tzu named Cujo, prompting the dog to bite him. She said Etzel then bit the dog back.
A judge also ordered anger management and alcohol treatment.
Veterinarians were able to put Cujo's eye back in, but officials say the animal is permanently blind in that eye. A veterinarian told deputies the injuries were comparable to being hit by a vehicle or attacked by another dog.

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