Boston Police report a man who has had issues with his roommate's dog allegedly responded to the dog attempting to nip him by going up into the attic and getting a baseball bat with which to bash the dog in the head.
Police say the man admitted striking the dog with a bat, at 165 Hillside Ave., but denied that he did so in the head. Witnesses said that while the dog tried to nip the man, the dog did not actually make contact, whereas the man did. He was arrested on a charge of cruelty to animals, police say.
The witnesses stated the dog let out a loud yelp before fleeing the residence frantically.
Police say they joined the owner in a search of the neighborhood for the dog, but without success.