Mount Vernon man sentenced to jail for killing puppy

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WHITE PLAINS – A Mount Vernon man, who pled guilty in November to throwing his friend’s 12-week-old Pitbull puppy to its death on a Yonkers roadway in May 2022, was sentenced to 14 months in Westchester County Jail, District Attorney Miriam Rocah announced on Thursday.

At around 7 p.m. on May 14, 2022, Thaddeus Jones, 34, a passenger in a car that was driven by his friend, grabbed the friend’s puppy named “Lady” and threw the puppy out the window and into oncoming traffic on Yonkers Avenue.

The puppy was immediately struck and killed by a car.

When questioned by police following the incident, Jones yelled “F**k your dog” to his friend.

Yonkers Police arrested Jones shortly after the incident, following a joint investigation with the Westchester County Department of Public Safety.

On November 10, 2022, Jones pled guilty to aggravated cruelty to animals as a felony, which carries a maximum sentence of two years in state prison.