A Ceres, California man was investigated by police after a Facebook post went viral after he posted a picture of his dog and threatened to kill it.
“This stupid little dog s*** on my bed last night. Anybody want her? She’s cute but she’ll eat your shoes amd everything else she can GET a hold of. She’s FREE. Pick her up today or she’s will be shot and stuck in a hole buy 9pm. Actually I’ll give anybody who takes her 20 bucks.”
Police went to the home and found the dog unharmed. Mark explained to police that he was only venting. Ceres Police Department is still investigating the incident. They take animal cruelty very seriously.
Malicious torturing or killing animals is a felony, and Ceres Police Department would like to remind citizens that any cases involving animals be reported to Stanislaus County Animal Services at (209)558-7387 or call local police.
Hopefully, Mark has learned a lesson in what should and should not be posted on Facebook. With all of the animal abuse taking place these days, killing a dog isn’t something dog lovers take lightly.
Facebook users would do well to remember someone is always watching what you post, and nothing hinting of violence should ever be said online.
Two recent cases involving Facebook posts landed young men in jail for inappropriate comments. Justin Carter spent almost five months in jail before an anonymous person posted his $500,000 bond in early July. He was jailed in mid-February.
Then in mid-July, a 15-year old Zion, Illinois teen was recently arrested for disorderly conduct after making threats on Twitter.
Now those hearing the story of this latest case of online Facebook threats are upset with the Ceres Police Department for not pressing charges against Joiner.
What do you think should happen in this incident? The dog is fine, the owner most likely learned a lesson. Should he be charged with a crime and what should he be charged with? Your comments are welcome.