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Woman accused of throwing girlfriend's pet hamster 'Boobie' from third-floor balcony

Published Jan. 27, 2012

DELRAY BEACH -- A Boynton Beach woman was arrested on Wednesday after she got into a fight with her girlfriend in her Delray Beach home, and threw the woman's pet hamster from a third-floor balcony, the Miami Herald reports.

Breana Shakari Smith, 19, is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of $3,000 bond. She is facing charges for battery and animal cruelty.

Smith was arrested Wednesday morning shortly after a Delray Beach Police officer was dispatched to the 600 block of Auburn Avenue to reports of a domestic fight at 10:37 a.m.

When the officer arrived, 19-year-old Krystina Shanice Sears said she had a fight with her girlfriend, Smith, and that Smith had thrown Sears' pet hamster "Boobie" from the balcony of her third-floor apartment, according to the probable cause affidavit.

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Posted by Times Editor at 5:43:03 pm on January 26, 2012