Man to plead guilty in dog-tossing case

FREDERICK, MD (AP) - The attorney for a Maryland man says his client will plead guilty to tossing a Chihuahua off a bridge.

Attorney Eugene Souder says 35-year-old David Beers, whose trial was set to begin Monday in Frederick, will plead guilty to aggravated animal cruelty, a felony, and theft under $500.

Beers allegedly told investigators he got angry when the dog's owners ordered him off their property after he had pulled into their driveway to make a cell phone call in June.

Police say Beers left, but returned when the owners were gone and grabbed the dog when she walked up to his car.

Police say Beers admitted he threw the 4-pound dog over a creek bridge as he drove home. The dog was never found.

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