Police: Man Throws Girlfriend's Dog

The dog suffered a broken leg and hip

Friday, Sep 21, 2012  |  Updated 10:15 PM CDT
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Police: Man Throws Girlfriend's Dog

Darrick Sharkey, 24, is accused of throwing his girlfriend's dog off the back porch of his first floor home during an argument last month, according to police.

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A man who allegedly threw his girlfriend’s dog off a porch was held on $30,000 bond.

Darrick Sharkey, 24, is accused of throwing his girlfriend's dog off the back porch of is first floor home in the Humboldt Park neighborhood during an argument last month, police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.

Sharkey was charged with one felony count of aggravated cruelty to animals, Alfaro said.

On Saturday, a judge ordered Sharkey held on $30,000 bond, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s office.

The dog’s rear left leg and hip were broken when Sharkey threw the animal off the back porch of the first floor of his home Feb. 25, Alfaro said. The dog received treatment from the city’s Department of Animal Care and Control.

Sharkey was arrested Friday and will appear in court March 9.

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