Girl Gets Gift of Valentines Day Candy, Severed Dog's Head
A 17-year-old St. Paul girl was subject to intense depravity in the form of an unassuming present two weeks ago, according to the Star Tribune.
When Crystal Brown's 4-year-old Australian shepherd mix Chevy wandered off nearly four months ago, she was devastated. Chevy was her "therapy dog," and she confided in him with her most private secrets.
Her search included posting up flyers in her neighborhood and going door to door, asking if anyone had seen Chevy.
Then, two weeks ago, Brown received a gift-wrapped package on her front doorstep marked, "Congratulations Crystal. This side up. Batteries included," according to the Associated Press. She thought it was a gift from her cousin, reports the Star Tribune.
When she opened the box she found Valentines Day candy and a black garbage bag. Then she saw the dog's head.
"Is this my dog, Grandma? No! That's not my dog? Is it my dog?" Brown hysterically screamed to her grandmother, according to the Star Tribune.
Police say the attack was an isolated incident, likely done by someone who knows the family, reports the AP. No motive has been identified.
The Humane Society has raised its reward for information about the beheading from $2,500 to $10,000, according to the Star Tribune.
Brown recently got a new puppy that she named Diesel, reports the AP.