Thanks to the good people of San Francisco, police were able to identify the man wanted in connection with killing a 12-year-old pup during a robbery in the Tenderloin last month.
Police say 35-year-old Laurice Barrett is wanted for robbery and animal cruelty after he allegedly tossed Roxy, an adorable and loyal Pekingese, into oncoming traffic. According to the cops, a woman pulled over on Leavenworth and McAllister streets to look for her cellphone that had fallen under her car seat when a man robbed her. Barrett allegedly dug inside her pockets, grabbed money, then demanded more.
Inside the car, the victim's dog, Roxy, barked at the suspect, who then told the woman he'd kill the dog.
Barrett allegedly grabbed Roxy and threw her in the street in front of moving traffic. The dog was rushed to the vet, but doctors were unable to save Roxy's life. Since the tragic incident, the victim, who does not want to be named, created a Facebook page dedicated to her dog, who she called her "best friend." Donations have been pouring in, all of which will go toward a reward for the person or people who help police catch Barrett.
If anyone has information that can lead police to Laurice Barrett, please contact Inspector Economus at 345-7348 or get in touch with SFPD anonymously at 575-4444. You can also text a tip to TIP411 -- be sure to start your message with "SFPD."
If you want to kick in some cash for the reward, donations can be made to the "Roxie the Dog Reward Fund," account No. 0100219702, at the Gateway Bank branch at 919 Clement St. in San Francisco, or the branch at 18th and Webster streets in Oakland.