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November 04, 2015 08:11 PM

Man bites dog. Yes, you read that right. 

According to the Associated Press, David Etzel has been convicted of biting a shih tzu named Cujo on the face and popping out the small dog’s eye. 

On Tuesday, the 37-year-old Florida man was found guilty of felony animal cruelty and could be sentenced to up to a year in jail. 

Etzel bit the dog in April, after coming home intoxicated. The man’s mother said Etzel, who is 6-foot-8-inches and weighs 375 lbs, started to antagonize Cujo, leading the little dog to bite him. Etzel then bit the dog back. 

The injuries Cujo received during the incident have left the shih tzu blind in one eye. Veterinarians say Cujo’s injuries are similar to those seen with a dog who has been hit by a vehicle. 

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