Man kicked and crushed puppy to death in Chicago, police say

MONMOUTH, Ill. (WPVI) -- A man wanted for allegedly kicking and crushing a puppy to death was arrested in Chicago on Monday.

Authorities say a routine check during a traffic stop turned up an arrest warrant for 24-year-old King Sami.

Sami was wanted in Warren County Illinois on a felony charge of aggravated animal cruelty.

Police say the charge stemmed from an incident in early May where a neighbor told police that Sami had allegedly kicked and stepped on a pit bull puppy at his house in Monmouth, Illinois.

The dog died of its injuries.

Aggravated cruelty to an animal is a Class 4 felony in Illinois that's punishable by up to a $25,000 fine, and up to three years in prison.
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