MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida man faces animal cruelty charges after authorities say he cut the throats of four of his mother's six Chihuahuas. The reason? He told officials he thought his mother loved the dogs more than she loved him.
The Brevard County Sheriff's Office reports that 23-year-old Adam Christopher Kosa was covered in blood when deputies responded to his parents' home last Thursday.
Kosa reportedly let himself in while his parents were visiting his grandparents. Kosa told deputies he was upset and attacked the dogs because his mother loved them more than him.
He told deputies he knew it was cruel and wrong, but he felt he had to cut the dogs' throats to let his mother know exactly how he felt.
According to deputies, Kosa got a box cutter from the garage and cut the first dog's throat. He admitted to getting an adrenaline rush and cutting three more dogs. He told authorities he then began feeling terrible, so he didn't go after the other two.
Deputies say two of the dogs died, but two others were taken to an animal hospital.
After leaving the home for a short time, Florida Today reports that Kosa returned and called 911. He hung up before speaking to the dispatcher, but the call prompted deputies to respond.
Kosa was being held on a $20,000 bond.