According the Racine Police and Racine Circuit Court Records- A father and son were charged with burglary and mistreatment of animals on Tuesday after they supposedly burst into a home and stomped on a puppy’s head, killing the animal. They are currently being held on $7,500 bond at the Racine County Jail
Fred Gossett, 59, and Curtis Gossett, 19, are accused of entering a home in the 400 block of Randolph St. where they stomped on the residents’ 6-month-old beagle puppy, according to the reports and the Racine Police Department.
The son then went over to a neighbor’s home after the incident and said that he and his father had killed the family’s puppy, the neighbor went to see if this in fact had happened. The puppy was found alive but its eyes were bulging and there was a lot of blood. the neighbor called the homeowner so that she and her children would not return home because of this according to reports. According to reports they purposely broke into the house to do this to the dog.
Both men were arrested and they face up to 7 and a half years in prison, plus up to six additional years if they are sentenced as repeat offenders, and fines of up to $25,000 apiece for burglary. For animal mistreatment, they both face up to one and a half years in prison, with as much as six additional years if they are sentenced as repeat offenders, and fines of up to $10,000 each if found guilty of animal mistreatment.Share on Facebook