Suspect sought in Delco dog stomping death

May 7, 2012 (BETHEL TWP., Pa.)

The incident happened late Saturday night at the family's home on Brookcroft Lane in Garnet Valley.

Michele and Thomas Rogers said one of their beloved Shihpoos, Romeo, was killed in a horrifying act of brutality. Michele heard Romeo barking outside at about 10:45 p.m.

"I was like, 'Oh my God, I don't want him to wake anyone up," Michele recalled as she opened the garage door.

She looked out of her garage door to see a young man running away and Romeo lying on the driveway.

"A tall male with a long, white t-shirt on with something bright blue in his hand," Michele said. "My dog was in an unnatural position in the driveway."

She screamed and her husband, Tom, came running. Unfortunately, Romeo could not be saved.

"I picked Romeo up and I saw that his head was severely beaten," said Tom.

"His eye was bulging out and they said there was no chance of recovery," said Michele.

The vet concluded that someone had stomped on the dog's head.

As the Rogers wonder who could have done this, police are investigating the possibility that thief may have scoping our four cars in the driveway and was startled by Romeo's barking.

Michele wonders what that man is capable of next.

"Somebody who can come and stomp on a little 10 pound dog's head? What can he do to a human or a baby or another animal?"

Police were back out in the neighborhood again on Monday conducting more interviews and looking for surveillance video. 

They're hoping someone will come forward to help them find the heartless creep who stomped a little dog to death.  

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