Police: Pa. man killed puppy before Steelers game

Published Nov. 23, 2009 7:36 p.m. ET

Police say a western Pennsylvania man told them he kicked his girlfriend's puppy to death because he was upset that the pit bull wouldn't behave before the start of the Pittsburgh Steelers game. Twenty-two-year-old William Woodson, of Bridgeville, remained jailed Monday on a charge of animal cruelty. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that a witness told police that Woodson was kicking the dog down the street shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday, which is when the football game began. Police say Woodson was supposed to be taking the pit bull for a walk, but the animal resisted. By the time police arrived, the puppy was dead. Police say Woodson didn't like the dog and was upset that his live-in girlfriend bought it. Online court records don't list an attorney for Woodson. --- Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, http://www.post-gazette.com