CLEARWATER, Fla. (WFLA) — A Clearwater man is looking to take legal action against an ex-girlfriend after she allegedly threw his dog from his eight-story condo, according to his attorneys.
A release from Carey Leisure & Neal said that Eric Adeson was at his condo in Clearwater Beach over the weekend when his ex visited him at 11 a.m. Sunday. Police later identified the ex as Shelley Nicole Vaughn.
The attorneys allege that Vaughn was drunk and began arguing with Adeson, throwing his belongings off the balcony.
After he asked her several times to leave, Vaughn allegedly picked up his pug Bucky and threw it off the balcony, according to the attorneys. The dog died on impact.
“I’m devastated,” Adeson said. “It’s like a blur.”
According to the attorneys, the police are investigating. The man also filed a restraining order against her after the alleged incident.
“Our client saw this happen, and is absolutely traumatized,” attorneys said. “Several residents of the building witnessed the event as well, and the entire community is extremely upset over what happened.”
Vaughn was arrested Monday afternoon on charges for aggravated animal cruelty, criminal mischief, and domestic battery.