A Florida man is accused of pouring hot sauce on a puppy.
A Florida man is behind bars after police say he drenched a puppy in hot sauce to punish it for crying as it had a seizure, The Tampa Tribune is reporting.
Ephrian Myles of Sarasota was arrested around 1 a.m. Sunday and faces a charge of felony aggravated animal cruelty.
3-month-old Gizmo, a dachshund-Chihuahua mix, has a history of seizures and began seizing early Sunday morning. Police say Myles was annoyed with the pup's yelping so he covered it in hot sauce.
Because the hot sauce got in Gizmo's eyes and throat, the dog had to be taken to a fire station for help. While there, it had difficulty breathing, eyes that were swollen shut and it even went limp, the newspaper reports.
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