Arizona man arrested after killing, cooking roommate’s pet bunny

    A man is facing animal cruelty charges after admitting to slaughtering his roommate’s pet rabbit while they were in the process of moving out.

    Police told The Prescott Times that Antonio O’Connor was arrested Friday.

    Authorities say the roommate returned to the residence to retrieve his pet and other belongings when he found the rabbit’s carcass on the kitchen counter and O’Connor holding a kitchen knife.

    O’Connor later admitted that he killed, skinned, and cooked the rabbit, which was named Pickles, and intended to eat the animal.

    O’Connor was taken to Tempe City Jail, where he was booked on a charge of animal cruelty resulting in death, a class 5 felony.

    Ryan O'Hara
    Ryan O'Hara is a 27-year-old professional boxing journalist based in Denver, Colorado. He currently works for The Ring Magazine and has been featured on ESPN, CBS, FOX, and a plethora of other outlets. O'Hara is also a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, where he earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees, before working as a news anchor for two years at Fox News Radio affiliate KYCA.

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