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City parks employee charged with stabbing a dog

A Buffalo seasonal parks employee was charged after he stabbed a pit bull that was being walked by its owner Saturday morning.

Buffalo Police said a woman was walking her dog just after 8 a.m.  Saturday near Mineral Springs Road and Frank Avenue when a man got out of the passenger side of a City of Buffalo vehicle, exchanged words with her and then stabbed her dog with a knife.

He got back in the car, which took off, but two men were caught a short time later in the 1300 block of South Park Avenue.

Police charged James Craddock, 46, with aggravated cruelty to animals, criminal possession of a weapon and menacing.

The dog was taken to a veterinarian clinic in Orchard Park, where it underwent surgery.

Police said Craddock is a seasonal parks employee, and was in a city vehicle at the time of the incident.


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