Second dog owned by man accused of killing Chihuahua is now missing, reports say
by Katerina Lorenzatos Makris ~
A second dog belonging to a man suspected of deliberately driving a car over his own Chihuahua has disappeared, according to the Daily Breeze.
Michael David Parker’s estranged wife Olga Parker, who reportedly “loved the dogs desperately,” has been concerned about their second dog, named Lucky, who went missing from the couple’s vacant San Pedro, California home since the grisly death of their Chihuahua, Cow Cow, a few days after Christmas.
Lucky is described as a black mixed-breed dog with a white underside.
Reporter Larry Altman of the Daily Breeze quoted a family friend as saying that Michael David Parker, an employee of Hustler Casino in Gardena, grew “irate” in the process of the couple’s divorce and made threats against his wife and others.
In a tearful television interview Olga Parker told KTLA 5 News that she believes her husband killed Cow Cow “in retaliation for not giving him money from their retirement fund,” and that “she’s afraid of what he might do next.”
“If someone is capable of hurting a little doggy,” she said, “then who tells me he’s not going to do something to my kids?”
Swerves toward dog
Residents along the alley in Hawthorne where Cow Cow was killed discovered his body, and also found graphic footage of the dog’s demise on a security surveillance camera.
The video shows a sedan pulling into the alley. A man gets out of the car, opens the trunk, then shuts it. A Chihuahua appears beside the vehicle. The man gets back into the car, backs up, then speeds forward and swerves toward the dog, who tries in vain to get out of the way before the car hits him. Writhing and bleeding, Cow Cow eventually goes still.
Police said they later identified the driver as Parker and arrested him on Friday.
Released from jail on $20,000 bail, Parker is scheduled for arraignment on animal cruelty charges at the Airport Courthouse in Del Aire on March 25.
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