This makes me sick. A family in Elk Grove is missing a member of the family, their pet turtle.
Eric Pauly is a 35 year old Citrus Heights man who was given permission to stay at the house where the turtle lived, according to the Sacramento Bee.
Officers were called to the home in Elk Grove located on the 9700 block of White Pine Way. That’s where the turtle was found stabbed and barbequed, not to eat, but to inflict pain according to Elk Grove police spokesperson, Officers Christopher Trim.
“The turtle is a delicacy in some areas of the country but this was done with malicious intent.” Trim said.
Pauly has been arrested on animal cruelty charges. See his mugshot HERE.