This isn't a man bites dog story. This is a man bites and allegedly beats his dog story -- and that's even worse.
San Francisco Police Capt. Greg Corrales tells SF Weekly that on Saturday, a witness called the cops after he allegedly saw 18-year-old Tyler Anderson twice punch his female pit bull in the head, and then slam her against his car, which was parked near Fell and Clayton streets.
The witness, who had been inside his apartment at the time, said he heard the dog squealing in pain; he yelled to the suspect from the apartment window, but Anderson reportedly ignored him.
When police arrived, they found Anderson sitting in his gray Jetta. The pup was tied to rear tire of the car, Corrales said. When the cops asked him about the incident, Anderson denied beating the dog, Tequila, but admitted he put the pup in a "submissive position" and bit her ear twice to "discipline her."
When officers ran a computer check on Anderson, they discovered he had warrant for his arrest in Santa Cruz County. Police then spoke with the witness who said that Anderson -- described as a white man with dreadlocks and a purple shirt -- was indeed the guy he saw hitting the dog.
Police said they did not see any visible injuries on Tequila, nor did the dog seem distressed. However, Anderson was arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty; he was booked into San Francisco County Jail and sweet Tequila was taken to the vet to get checked out before she was released to Animal Care and Control, Corrales said.
Sadly, poor Tequila probably felt the same way most people who drink too much Jose Cuervo feel the morning after.