Man Charged After Shooting Dog Over Dinner Table `Theft'

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A man from Conifer, Colo. faces aggravated animal cruelty and prohibited use of a weapon charges for allegedly shooting the family dog over a stolen morsel off a dinner plate.

Thirty-five-year-old Devin Shane Calhoun was arrested August 12th. An arrest affidavit said family members saw the dog, named Lucky, take food off of Calhoun's plate.

Deputies say after finding out, Calhoun took the dog outside and shot it.

Lucky survived.

Calhoun is free on $2,000 bail. He is scheduled in court October 18.


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  • by Sadie Location: Denver on Oct 2, 2007 at 11:19 AM
    I don't know where Lucky is now, but I do know the family has 2 other dogs but Devin Calhoun is not supposed to return to his home. Who knows if he has returned home.
  • by Chris on Aug 23, 2007 at 02:52 AM
    There's a special place in hell for people like Devin Calhoun. And hell is where he's going to spend all of eternity. What kind of a sadistic monster could hurt a defenseless, innocent animal? I'd like to know where the dog is now, if he's up for adoption and how I can help. Also, I pray that the poor thing is not returned to that family. Please update this story. Thanks
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