D.A. files animal cruelty charge against teen who killed Chihuahua

Devon Joelson Courtesy of VCSO

A Thousand Oaks man has been charged with felony animal cruelty after police determined he kicked a 3-year-old Chihuahua so hard the animal died.

The alleged incident involving 19-year-old Devon Joelson happened May 8 at a home in the 700 block of Hartglen Avenue in the Westlake portion of T.O., police said. Joelson was taken into custody today, jail records show. He has already posted bail.

Senior Detective Tim Lohman spoke to the Acorn about the case las...

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