WACO — A 22-year-old Waco man was arrested after killing a dog in a "zombie-style" attack.
On Monday, Waco police took into custody Michael Terron Daniel for cruelty to an animal after he ripped flesh from a dog with his teeth and killed it. Daniel was arrested at his job without incident.
At around 6:30 pm, officers were called to a disturbance on the 4600 block of Athens Avenue. A caller told authorities a person was “going crazy” and that police were needed immediately.
Michael Daniel is believed to have attacked several people at the home, telling them he was on a bad K-2 trip and it was killing him. Mr. Daniel then ran into the yard and got on his hands and knees, then chased a neighbor while barking and growling like a dog.
Mr. Daniel was then took a medium sized black dog onto the front porch where he began to hit the dog, strangle the dog and began to bite into the dog, ripping pieces of flesh away from the animal. The dog died at the scene.
When officers arrived on scene, they found Daniel sitting on the front porch with a dog, dead in his lap. The dog was found to have significant injuries and Michael Daniel had blood and fur on his hands, clothing and face. Mr. Daniel was initially incoherent and unresponsive to officers.
Medical officials were notified for Mr. Daniel due to his incoherent condition. While waiting their arrival, Mr. Daniels started asking officers to tase or fight him to help get him off his bad trip. He was not tased, but taken to a local hospital where he was left in their care due to his medical condition.