Man who pretended to be the owner of two lost poodles then threw them both off a five-story parking garage gets five years in prison
- Edward Hanania, 22, get five years for felony aggravated animal cruelty
- Replied to a lost dog ad claiming to be the owner of two two poodles
- However when real owner came forward he hurled them off five-story car park
- Angel, the 14-month-old dog survived but has a broken leg and bruised lungs
- But six-year-old Garo sadly died because he fell on a concrete sidewalk
A man who posed as the owner of two small dogs, paid a reward to the person who found them and then threw them off the top of a five-story parking garage has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to animal cruelty charges.
Edward Hanania, 23, was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for felony aggravated animal cruelty in the Chicago suburb of Oak Lawn, Illinois.
Hanania will serve a concurrent six year prison sentence for violating his probation on an unrelated drug conviction, Cook County State’s Attorney’s office spokeswoman Tandra Simonton said.
‘I would say that justice was served,’ Oak Lawn police Chief Randy Palmer told the Daily Southtown in reaction to the verdict.
Prosecutors said Hanania pretended he was the owner of two poodles who were found wandering the streets in Chicago, Illinois in May.
He claimed to be the dogs’ owner after a Good Samartian posted pictures of the two poodles to say they had found them on a local Facebook page.
The ‘troubled’ student gave the woman who found them a $20 reward and snatched the dogs – but hurled them off the fifth floor of a hospital parking garage a day later.
Angel, the 14-month-old pooch survived as she fell on a grass patch but suffered a broken leg and bruised lungs.
The traumatized dog had a pin put in his leg in two places during surgery on Tuesday and is said to be recovering well, KFOR reported.
Her six-year-old father Garo sadly died after falling onto the concrete sidewalk.