Florida Man Stabs and Burns Family Dog Believed To Be Possessed

This happy fellow is Matthew Foote, 25, who has been arrested on a bizarre alleged crime. Police say that the Florida man because convinced that the family dog (a 7-year-old Dachshund Chihuahua mix) was possessed by the devil and proceeded to stab and skin the animal.

Foote says that he was recently in New Orleans and believed that evil spirits followed him — perhaps spreading through the water.

The court has wisely set him down for psychiatric evaluation. This may be a case where the underlying sentence for third-degree felony cruelty to animals is less than the time he could be held as criminally insane. Anyone who would stab, mutilates, and burn a dog as a possessed demon is presumptively a danger to society.

Source: WALA

13 thoughts on “Florida Man Stabs and Burns Family Dog Believed To Be Possessed”

  1. Ironically, by being traumatically burned to death, the dog really did become a spirit-poltergeist dog that will haunt his house instead of passing over to the dog heaven.

  2. Byron: “Gore did a lousy job of preventing us 🙂 . He sure did screw the country by letting Bush steal that election.”

    One of my favorite quotes regarding that day.

    Vincent Bugliosi: “In yet another piece of incriminating circumstantial evidence, Scalia, in granting Bush’s application for the stay, wrote that “the issuance of the stay suggests that a majority of the Court, while not deciding the issues presented, believe that the petitioner [Bush] has a substantial probability of success.” But Antonin, why would you believe this when neither side had submitted written briefs yet (they were due the following day, Sunday, by 4 pm), nor had there even been oral arguments (set for 11 am on Monday)? It wouldn’t be because you had already made up your mind on what you were determined to do, come hell or high water, would it? Antonin, take it from an experienced prosecutor–you’re as guilty as sin. In my prosecutorial days, I’ve had some worthy opponents. You wouldn’t be one of them. Your guilt is so obvious that if I thought more of you I’d feel constrained to blush for you.”


  3. Bryon,

    Many people that claim to be Jewish that I know either abstain from Politics altogether or are Democrats…I can name only two or three Jewish republicans that I have ever met.

    Gore did not allow anything. Didn’t Kathleen get a cushy job in D C after the dust settled?

  4. AY:

    Gore did a lousy job of preventing us :). He sure did screw the country by letting Bush steal that election.

    More than a few actually, it is just the rich ones who are democrats.

  5. frankdawg,

    Mess with mess and you will not get blessed. You will not be able to purchase your Sainthood for a few measly shekels….it will cost you a lot more…than just the ability to discern what I do when he, the chosen one is dyslexic…dog….

    Hey Blouise,

    I think the foil of the right side of the receptor need tuning just a bit….take you two index finger and place them above your temples and push you elbows in….


    Florida was only a red state because your party stole it. The person you are thinking of is Andrea Yates. She was a Fundamentalist Christian that more than likely vote GOP, so whats your point?

    How many Republicans have you ever met that were Jewish?

  6. frankdawg
    1, August 5, 2010 at 4:06 pm
    AY – Why yes, I do believe I am messin with you.

    On the other hand what if the dog really was possessed & God did order the hit? How can you prove that didn’t happen?


    Careful, god speaks loudly to AY …. god told me so last month

  7. AY:

    most of the really insane reside in Texas, what was the name of that woman who drowned her children? But then it is a Red state. So you might have a point, although Florida is full of a bunch of retired people from the north east blue states so how do you reconcile that?

  8. AY – Why yes, I do believe I am messin with you.

    On the other hand what if the dog really was possessed & God did order the hit? How can you prove that didn’t happen?

  9. Everybody knows demons only reside in rum.

    Seriously, the poor little puppy deserved much better than this sicko.

  10. WOW, was this one of those Red States that Bryon was talking about yesterday? I wonder how much the mental health area was decreased….

    The professor has a valid point. They can hold you basically indeterminably for mental health evaluations. However, if I recall Florida has the Baker Act and no more than 72 hours.

    The Baker Act allows for involuntary examination (what some call emergency or involuntary commitment). It can be initiated by judges, law enforcement officials, physicians or mental health professionals. There must be evidence that the person

    * has a mental illness (as defined in the Baker Act) and
    * is a harm to self, harm to others, or self neglectful (as defined in the Baker Act).

    Examinations may last up to 72 hours and occur in over 100 Florida Department of Children and Families-designated receiving facilities statewide.

    The reason of this act was wide spread greed. Children were placing the elder parents in mental hospitals without representation until they died….

    Not that I have any knowledge of people doing that to a relative. Not me….

    It is truly a sad state of affairs that this has happened.

  11. How can we prosecute a man based on his religious beliefs? If God was telling him the dog was possessed who are we mere mortals to disagree?

    This will all end badly for us when, on judgment day, we will be held to account for denying Him.

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