A man from Queens was booked for killing his pet pug. The cruel animal abuser threw the dog over a 17th floor balcony. What a horrible way to die, even for a canine.
Yuk Cheung and his girlfriend, Jennifer Chan, were once living in her Flushing apartment on 40th Road. When they broke up, he moved out. He left his 12-year-old pet pug there until he could find a pet-friendly place to live.
When 35-year-old Cheung returned on March 17, they argued about the dog, whose name was Yoda. Chan told him he needed to hurry up and find a place to stay that allows dogs, say prosecutors.
Cheung grabbed the little pup and left the apartment, saying:
“(You) would not have to worry about the dog anymore.”
When Cheung returned, he didn’t have the dog.
“The defendant is accused of aggravated cruelty to animals for killing a helpless dog by viciously throwing her from a balcony, from which she fell approximately 70 feet to the street below,” said Queens DA Richard Brown.
Chan asked the defendant what happened to the dog and he allegedly replied that the pug had slipped.
Four days later, Cheung was questioned by detectives about dog’s death and he allegedly said he tripped going onto the balcony and the dog left his hands.
Cheung allegedly changed his story to say the dog leaped out of his arms and must have gone through the balcony’s metal railing.
Prosecutors said Cheung went on to say that he found the animal dead on the street and placed her in a box with ice and dumped the remains in a nearby garbage receptacle.
After further investigation, detectives concluded that Cheung had to have propelled the dog about 40 feet into the air for her body to have cleared the balcony, landing on the sidewalk before hitting the street, prosecutors said.
“Such acts of aggression toward defenseless animals cannot — and will not — be tolerated in Queens County,” said Brown.
A Queens judge set bail at $10,000 for Cheung who was charged with aggravated cruelty to animals.
If convicted, he faces up to two years in prison.