He wanted his ex-girlfriend to break up with her current boyfriend, Louisiana authorities say.
On June 8, Patrick Lungley, 36, stole her dog off her porch, shot it and sent her a photo of its body, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office told WAFB.
On Friday, the woman contacted the sheriff’s office to report that Lungley had been calling her and threatening to harm her unless she broke off the relationship, according to the station.
Deputies were at her house when Lungley called again and they overheard him admit to killing the dog as a warning to her, reported WBRZ. He also threatened to kill her, the station reported.