HOUSTON Police arrested a Houston man accused of killing his family s pet Chihuahua.
Jose Quintero went into his daughter s room, grabbed the dog, took it into a bathroom and then threw it, police said.
The daughter and her mom then went to a neighbor s house and called police.
When officers arrived, Quintero had already buried the dog in the front yard, investigators said.
Police said Quintero admitted throwing the pet, but said he didn t mean to kill it.
There was no word on why he did it.
He was charged with felony animal cruelty.