Man allegedly cooked his ex-girlfriend's Pomeranian,
fed it to her then texted her to ask it how it tasted before placing
the dog's paws on her doorstep
- Ryan Watenpaugh, 34, of Palo Cedro was arrested on Thursday on charges of stalking and animal cruelty
ex told police he beat her while they were dating and that after one
assault she went home to find her Pomeranian missing
- After reconciling Watenpaugh
allegedly cooked his girlfriend a meal which she ate unknowignly and
later texted her to tell her she had eaten her dog named Bear
- Wantenpaugh then allegedly placed Bear's paws outside his ex-girlfriend's doorstep
and Alexandra Klausner
00:45 GMT, 13 September 2014
13:18 GMT, 13 September 2014
Man bites dog: Ryan Wantenpaugh, 34, allegedly cooked his ex-girlfriends dog then fed it to her
A Northern California man has been arrested after his ex-girlfriend said he cooked her dog and fed it to her.
Ryan Watenpaugh, 34, of Palo Cedro was arrested on Thursday on charges of stalking and animal cruelty.
He remains jailed on Friday.
ex told police he had repeatedly struck her while they were dating and
that after one assault, she left her Redding apartment and returned to
find her Pomeranian, 'Bear,' missing.
reports that the woman said she suffers from bruises and minor cuts
after the assaults and she claims that she was twice held against her
will while she was trying to escape him.
say the couple briefly reconciled last week and Watenpaugh cooked the
woman a meal and she ate it thinking it was like any other meal.
But she told police he later texted her and asked how her dog had tasted.
On Tuesday at around 1 a.m. the woman
heard a truck pull up to her residence and she saw Watenpaugh walk to
her house and place a mysterious object on her doorstep.
also allegedly texted the woman about what terrible things he planned
to do with the dog's remains and said that he would return its paws to
When she went outside, she saw two of the dog's paws outside her door.
Police say Watenpaugh has denied killing or cooking the dog.
addition to arresting Wantenpaugh, police searched his home and found
AK-47 assault rifle and multiple high-capacity magazines.
He was booked for animal cruelty, domestic violence, stalking and false imprisonment. He's being held on $250,000 bail.
Dog food: Ryan Watenpaugh allegedly cooked
his ex-girlfriend's dog and then fed it to her, later texting her to
ask her how it tasted