FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -

A Pompano Beach man is charged with using a knife to stab another man's pet python.

Roy Strickland was arrested Tuesday.

Strickland stabbed the animal 19 times because he claimed it was evil, according to an arrest report.

The arresting officer noted when he arrived, a knife was still inside the python. It was later euthanized.

Strickland is charged with causing a cruel death/pain and suffering to an animal.