A father with children in the house who was preparing for “the Rapture” blew up his family’s Labrador Retriever because the devil was inside the dog, court documents showed.
Christopher Dillingham, 45, allegedly attached an explosive device to his dog and detonated it around 4 a.m. Sunday outside their home.
Documents obtained by KOIN 6 News show Dillingham told Skamania County deputies “the world is going to end” because of a nuclear strike and he was preparing.
His ex-girlfriend, he told the deputies, gave him the dog, named Cabella [or Cabela], and “put the devil in it.” He allegedly told the deputies he made the explosive device on his home work bench using black powder from fireworks.
Dillingham faces charges of second-degree malicious mischief, reckless endangerment and possession of explosive devices, but not animal cruelty. The prosecutor said that charge is used if the animal would have suffered, but the dog died instantly. He’s being held on $500,000 bail.
So, this guy says he was preparing for “the rapture,” and said “the world is going to end” due to a nuclear strike, that he was throwing his possessions onto the lawn was because he believed “the souls of demons” were in the metal items in his house. This guy is mentally ill. To top it off, he had access to explosives. Real winning combination here.
He is a danger to society, not just dogs.
Also, the prosecutor may be off his rocker too since killing pets on purpose is not the act of a well-adjusted human being, no matter if the animals suffered or not. It appears that animal cruelty charges may be pursued.