Man accused of stabbing pet python

Police: Roy Strickland stabbed python 19 times

Published On: Dec 19 2012 03:26:34 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 19 2012 03:27:01 PM EST

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.