A New Britain man allegedly threw a Chihuahua off a second floor balcony after attempting to choke another man, police said.
On Monday, Shaquille McGriff was having a verbal argument with one person he has a "domestic relationship," before he started choking a someone else at the apartment, New Britain Police said.
When the victim freed himself from McGriff's grasp, the 24-year-old picked up the Chihuahua and threw it off the second floor balcony, according to police.
Police said the dog was visibily injured and was transported to an animal hospital.
The dog's health is uncertain but an initial report said it was stable.
McGriff was charged with cruelty to animals and third-degree assault.