Florida Man Found Guilty of Dousing Puppy With Hot Sauce

Ephrian Myles, 47, was sentenced to a year in prison for pouring hot sauce on his girlfriend’s 3-month-old puppy. 

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Ephrian Myles

Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office

A Florida man who doused his girlfriend's 3-month-old puppy with hot sauce will be spending a year in prison, followed by 18 months' probation, the Herald-Tribune reports.

Police claim that Ephrian Myles, 47, became angry at Gizmo, his girlfriend's dachshund-chihuahua mix, and reportedly dumped hot sauce on the puppy.

The spicy condiment got in the dog's eyes and throat, causing Gizmo to have trouble breathing and swelling his eyes shut. The puppy's owner rushed the dog to a local fire station, where he was treated, the Herald-Tribune reports.

Myles, who pleaded no contest to charges of animal cruelty, was also ordered to complete an anger-management course and can never own a pet or reside in a home with animal. He also cannot have contact with the dog's owner.

Read more at the Herald-Tribune.