NEW PORT RICHEY
Man accused of fatally punching dog, hiding body
A man was arrested Monday on charges he punched his dog to death and then disposed of the body.
About 11:30 Saturday night, neighbors saw Brian Douglas Perry, 47, beating his Rottweiler, Gipper, a New Port Richey police report states. Gipper later died from the beating. The 4-year-old rescue dog had been placed with Perry on May 10, the report states.
Someone called authorities. When officers arrived, Perry told them he beat Gipper and that he and his friends hid the body but wouldn't say where, the report states. Perry was arrested on charges of animal cruelty and obstructing justice. He was released from the Land O'Lakes jail on $5,150 bail.
New Port Richey Police did not return a request for more details in the case.