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Florida man beat roommate’s raccoon with hammer

A Florida man bludgeoned his roommate’s pet raccoon with a hammer and threatened to kill her and his neighbor earlier this month, officers stated.

Tevin Williams, 31, allegedly beat the animal and shot it with a BB gun on Dec. 14, moments after he held a stitching needle to his neighbor’s neck, according to an arrest report obtained by Law&Crime.

Williams’ roommate instructed Lake County Sheriff deputies that when she arrived at her house on Circle Drive in Mount Dora, he got here out and commenced pounding on her automotive. He allegedly yelled “I’m going to kill you,” a sheriff deputy states within the arrest affidavit.

A neighbor waved her over to get her away from the crazed man. The neighbor instructed her that Williams had simply beat her raccoon to loss of life with a hammer, in line with the report.

The neighbor instructed sheriff deputies that Williams got here onto his porch and held a stitching needle as much as his neck, threatening to kill him.

He additionally instructed the deputies that Williams beat the raccoon and shot it within the neck with a BB gun, the affidavit states.

Sheriff deputies discovered the badly crushed animal within the grass behind the house, out of its kennel. They additionally recovered the hammer and noticed a bloody matt close by.

The raccoon was nonetheless respiration when the deputies discovered it. It’s unclear if it survived the brutal assault.

Williams was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a lethal weapon and aggravated animal cruelty. He was booked into Lake County Jail and was launched three days later after posting $6,000, in line with Law&Crime.

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