Phoenix Man Hacked Off a Puppy's Ears with a Box Cutter

Silent Witness

A guy who offered to "crop" the ears of a dog-owner's pit bull ended up hacking off the puppy's entire ear flaps with scissors and a box cutter, police say.

Police haven't been able to identify the man, but a reward of up to $1,000 is being offered.

Phoenix Police Sergeant Darren Burch, the Silent Witness spokesman, says the owner of the pit bull puppy was walking his dog last month near 26th Street and McDowell Road when he met the man who offered to crop the puppy's ears.

Instead, the man essentially just mutilated the dog's ears.

"The procedure resulted in placing the puppy at risk for hearing loss and also hemorrhage, cranial infection, permanent disfigurement and protracted suffering," Burch says in an e-mail.

The puppy's owner gave a description of the man to police. His name might be Robert or Roberto, and he's got some pretty easy tattoos to identify, including skulls inked on both sides of his head, and three dots tattooed next to his eye.

He has his own pit bull with mutilated ears, too.

Phone up 480-WITNESS if you want that reward.

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I support twip. What kind of an idiot let's a stranger perform any type of "procedure" on their pet? Especially one that looks like that!!!!

To owner: How about you let some random person use a box cutter to cut your ears off???? I'm sure that that would feel wonderful.

Your dog is permanently damaged because of you...

I hope you are never allowed to own pets again............ You are a cruel and irresponsible pet owner.......


How about they take the dog away from the complete idiot who let a stranger with skulls tattooed on his own stupid head crop the puppy's ears? Anyone? He or she is equally as responsible for this crime.


Whoever did this despicable act must be found and brutally executed!

Yeah I said it... EXECUTE!!!  When he is caught somebody must stick the barrel of a gun in his mouth and pull the trigger.  Show no mercy for this scumbag.

Jayne Marie Severin
Jayne Marie Severin

What kind of FREAKING IDIOT MORON lets a stranger do this to their dog?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! I hope this sweet little pup was taken away from this POS and placed in a home without someone so dumb. Hope they catch the jackoff who is doing this.


@robert_graham Death seems a bit extreme. An ear for an ear has a nice biblical vibe to it though. Use the same box cutter.

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