Indiana man tells police he has right to kill dog

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) – An Evansville man has been arrested on charges he struck his small dog with a golf club and told police who responded that he had the right to do it.

55-year-old Kenneth Allen Wayne Buckner remained in Vanderburgh County Jail on Sunday, according to jail records. He’s charged with animal cruelty, marijuana possession, public intoxication and disorderly conduct. An attorney for him wasn’t listed.

The Evansville Courier & Press reports when officers arrived Saturday, Buckner was poised to strike the dog again. When police told him to stop, he allegedly warned them off his property and said he would kill the dog if he wanted to.

He dropped the club when officers warned him again.

Buckner told police the dog had bitten him because he was teasing it. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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