When you are accused of getting drunk and killing your dog, this is not the mug shot you want to take at the Galveston police station. Bill Cody Omer, 23, pulled up intoxicated in front of Amanda Harding’s house with a dead pit bull in car. She called police who arrested Omer. Omer is reportedly a college student.
Harding is also a pit bull owner. Omer is accused of leaving the dog in the car for over an hour. He said that he was checking on the dog every 45 minutes. When police arrived, he was found cradling the dog and crying — a sharp change from his mug shot moment.
He is charged with a felony that is punishable with up to two years in jail — though that is unlikely. Experts say the dog is likely to die after just 20 minutes in such heat.
This sounds like a case for a plea. You certainly do not want this mug shot to be shown to a jury.