A Florida man has been arrested and charged after authorities say he hanged his mother’s dog from a tree after she told him to get a job.
24-year-old David Rivera threatened to commit suicide during an eight-hour standoff with Volusia County Sheriff’s deputies on Thursday.
When officers responded to the home, his mother told them sheâ€™d been arguing with him and telling him he would have to move out if he didn’t find a job. During that argument, she says, he hanged her 5-year-old Chihuahua from a tree using a dog chain.
He then climbed 30 feet into a tree and looped a metal cable around his neck and threatened to jump. He eventually surrendered.
Heâ€™s now in jail on a $2,000 bond.