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Man charged with duct-taping dog thought police were using it for surveillance

Garcia told police he was concerned the dog might have a camera attached to him.

February 19, 2019 - 2:59 pm
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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. (KMOX) - The man charged with taping the muzzle and legs of a dog and tossing it out of a pick-up thought police were using the dog to monitor his movements.
 
That's according to court records obtained by KMOV-TV. 
 
39-year-old Paul Garcia reportedly found the dog under his truck whie he was installing speakers. He told police he was concerned the dog might have a camera attached to him, so he tied him up, took him to a rural area, pulled over and threw him out the window.
 
The dog was found 12 hours later. It has since been treated and returned to its owner.

Garcia is charged with animal abuse and armed criminal action.