Allston Man Charged With Shooting Dog With Blow Dart

BOSTON (CBS) – An Allston man was charged with animal cruelty for allegedly firing a blowgun at a stranger’s dog early Saturday morning.

A man called Boston Police to report that his dog was shot by a blow dart around 3:45 Saturday morning. The 28-year-old Brighton man gave police a yellow-tipped dart he said he’d taken from the dog’s back, who began limping badly during the walk.

Officers found two darts in the area of 5 Ashford Street and determined they came from an upper level apartment.

WBZ-TV’s Jonathan Elias reports

Officers knocked on the door of an apartment that was occupied by 20-year-old Connor M. Thomas. Police found a blow dart on a windowsill facing the sidewalk. A blowgun and bag of darts were found out a back window. Thomas told police he threw them out the window.

Thomas, who is a Boston University student, is charged with cruelty to animals and assault with a dangerous weapon. He was released on the $300 he posted following his arrest.

The dog, meanwhile, has made a full recovery.


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