Couple Arrested, Woman Accused Of Throwing Puppies

FRIDLEY, Minn. (AP) — Police in Anoka County say a man was arrested for punching his girlfriend, who retaliated by throwing 1-week-old puppies at him. Both are in the Anoka County Jail, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

The 25-year-old boyfriend was arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault. The 20-year-old woman is being held on possible charges of animal cruelty.

Police in Fridley say the two were arguing in parking lot outside an apartment building early Thursday. The man is accused of punching his girlfriend in the face. She’s accused of hurling the three newborn puppies, which were huddled on the front seat of a pickup truck.

The pit bull pups landed on the concrete. But Lt. Mike Monsrud tells the St. Paul Pioneer Press the puppies appear to be OK.

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  • Brian

    why would you throw a puppy? poor things they must have been drinking

  • christine

    Meth or crack?

    • No Thanks!

      They both make me want to throw puppies.

  • James

    too funny, go figure these rejects had pit bulls, big suprise, those dogs would’ve been raised real nice and attack dog like, I’m sure

    • Ace

      It seems those kind of people always have pit bulls or similar breeds bred to fight. I don’t think either of those two deserve to live in society but I don’t know where they should go except straight to hell without passing go

  • Lindas Rescue

    That is a shame and why were the pups in the seat of the truck in the first place and these two should be punished as those pups did not ask for this… what happened to the puppies did someone take them in and where was the mom dog…

    • I'm Just Axing a Question

      the mom dog………that’s funny

  • SaveAmerica

    Oh no you DI-INT!

  • RML

    Let’s hope they still do not own these poor puppies…. some people should never be allowed to own animals. I hope they give us some more information.

  • Rockford

    They live in Fridley, read the article.

  • shelby

    What did happen to these puppies? is the Humane Society taking care of them? I wish the reporters telling these stories would complete the story.

    I agree, these people should never(!) be allowed to care for animals. Hope someone is listening …

  • Larz

    I’d like to know if these puppy’s are adoptable or will be in the near future. I’d be happy to adopt one of the male puppy’s. I have a female puggle who’s great with other dogs and cats alike, and she would love to have another dog in the house to play with. If anyone hears any news about weather these pups can be adopted, please post that info.

    • Danodemano


      Check into MARS- midwest Animal rescue. They need people like you every day. My wife & I have a rescued Pitty from them.

      • Larz

        Thanks, I’ll check it out.

    • That Guy

      weather, whether, they are the same right?

  • no-way

    Pitbulls…..yuk!!!! horriable dangerous breed!!. wish they would be out-lawed. I’m a dog-lover but not that breed.

    • Julie

      it’s all how they are raised

      • I'm not to bright

        Are you talking about the pitbulls or the two suspects?

        • bob

          funny, thats hilarious!!

    • Larz

      Pits have gotten a bad rap over the years due to so many being raised by idiots for fighting. Most pits are not vicious dogs. If the owner trains them right and treats them right, they are as cool as my lazy cat. I’ve known poodles that were way more dangerous that any of the pits I’ve known. I have a friend who has a male and female pair of pits, and these two dogs are the coolest and most loving dogs around. I have no problem letting my 5 year old son play with these dogs at all. Neither one of these dogs has a mean streak in them at all. My son is wrestling with the female as I type and the male is out in my yard fetching a tennis ball with my granddaughter and the dogs pet human. It doesn’t really make much sense to call an entire breed, “horrible dangerous breed.” Stupid, violent people raise stupid violent dogs. Good people raise good dogs.

      • Ace

        Would you let your dog play with the pit bull? They may be nice around people if trained right but still aggressive towards other dogs, I speak from many years of experience

    • That Guy

      Pitbulls can be wonderful dogs!

      • Ruth

        awful breed, why would anyone want a pitbull??? they are ugly and aggressive. sooo many beautiful great looking breeds to choose from why tell me would anyone choose this breed??

        • @Ruth

          Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Who are you to decide what’s ugly and what’s beautiful?

  • Balanced One

    Someone should throw both of these people to the concrete from a very high place.

  • Jerks

    I am glad they are both in jail were they belong. But I hope they stay there for a long time. I bet they have pit bulls cuz they are either selling them or they are dog fighting them or both! I hope they took the puupys away from them for good! A********!

  • john doe

    These 2 should not be allowed to breed.

    • john doe

      Boy you hit the nail on the head.

    • john doe

      They are both bad dogs.

  • Richard in Minneapolis

    I’ve never thrown a puppy, but I have tossed my cookies on a few occasions.

  • Big Stick

    Which one?

  • Gmoney

    These freaks give pitbulls a bad name

  • Gmoney

    So true,you can’t win here thats for shure

  • me

    Well isn’t she attractive? They both look like a couple of slugs who deserve each other. Lock them both up, they don’t look like they serve any purpose in life.

    • john doe

      They just breed.

  • Ms P

    Looks like Antiggonnie ( Tiggy)!

  • Tenbears

    Easy to throw puppies around.

    Try throwing Tenbears once.


  • Wow - there's a pair made in heaven!!! hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!


    Look at those two LOSERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Good God, whitey! You running around with THAT THING?! Hope you’re enjoying your herpes!


  • Mad dog

    If I was the owner of these two dogs I would have to put them down.

  • shocked? not likely

    Guess what – they have a 3month old who she supposedly threw when they were fighting about a month ago and has another one on the way – yes I’m talking about the woman. She was out in front of her mommas’ place where she stays off and on wrestling with another woman yesterday. Police calls to that address all the time.

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