Police are looking for a man who stabbed a dog to death in its front yard Tuesday.
The attack happened Tuesday in the 800 block of E. Second Street, the Pomona Police Department said.
Authorities said the man was trespassing on the property. He was captured on the victim's home security camera chasing the dog in the front yard. Neighbor Serena Castaneda recalls hearing what may have been the fatal confrontation.
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"He was, like, 'Come on!' Like, to the dog: 'Come on!' The dogs...barking at him," Castaneda said.
The dog owner Jose Sanchez said he is distraught by the incident as he remembers his beloved Huera, and can't think of what she possibly endured during the attack. His son recalls the surveillance footage and seeing their dog backed up against a parked car and a man with a knife. He said a few seconds later the video shows Huera slumped on the ground.
"Words can't describe it. She was a part of the family," Sanchez said. "To be taken away like that -- very savagely -- is heartbreaking."
The man is approximately 30-35 years old, 5-foot 10-inches tall, and about 130 pounds. He was last seen wearing a fisherman style hat, gray T-shirt and shorts, black socks, and sandals, according to a statement by Pomona Police Department.
Authorities say the man frequents the block where the stabbing occurred.
The Pomona Police Department encourages anyone with information to contact investigators at 909-620-2085. Anyone who wishes to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers 800-222-8477.