GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a Goodyear man is facing charges after killing the family dog in a barbecue smoker because he was upset with his teenage daughter's T-shirt.
Goodyear police say 42-year-old Patrick Zane Thompson is jailed on suspicion of animal cruelty, assault, threats against his family and tampering with evidence.
Thompson didn't have a lawyer at his initial court appearance Monday. His bond was set at $20,000.
Officers were called to Thompson's family home on Saturday.
Detectives say Thompson became upset with a shirt that his 17-year-old daughter had because he believed it had to do with the devil.
Thompson reportedly burned the shirt in a barbecue smoker parked in a side yard and then did the same to the family's poodle.
Police say Thompson told officers that he had smoked marijuana earlier in the day.