A Florida woman allegedly threw her ex’s dog off the balcony, killing him | KTAB

CLEARWATER, Fla. (WFLA) — A Florida man plans to file a lawsuit against an ex-girlfriend after she allegedly threw his dog off the balcony of his seventh-floor condo, according to his lawyers.

Shelley Nicole Vaughn. (Source: Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office)

Eric Adeson was at his apartment in Clearwater Beach over the weekend when his ex visited him at 11 a.m. on Sunday, a statement from attorneys Carey Leisure & Neal said. Police later identified the woman as Shelley Nicole Vaughn.

Lawyers allege Vaughn was drunk and began arguing with Adeson. Police say they threw Adeson’s cellphone and keys off the balcony and hit him.

After repeatedly asking him to leave, Vaughn allegedly picked up Adeson’s pug, Bucky, and threw him off the balcony. The dog was found dead on the sidewalk below, police said.

Vaughn was arrested Monday afternoon on charges of aggravated animal cruelty, criminal mischief and domestic battery.

“I’m devastated,” Adeson said at a press conference called by his lawyers. “It’s like a blur.”

Adeson also filed a restraining order against her ex after the incident.

“Our client saw this happen and is absolutely traumatized,” the statement read. “Several residents of the building also witnessed the event, and the entire community is extremely upset by what happened.”

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