A man in Texas is facing up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to felony dog-nail clippers and burglary charges stemming from his alleged theft of dogs from a pet store.
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice says Christopher Buehl of Dallas pleaded guilty to burglary and animal cruelty charges in the April 3, 2017, incident.
He is scheduled to be sentenced in July.
In the criminal complaint, prosecutors allege Buell broke into the Pet Mart at 1002 North Loop 610 in Spring Hill, stole a pair of clippers from the register, and then took the dogs out for a walk with the intent to use them as pet food.
Buehl told the police that he used the clippers to cut into the nails on the dogs’ feet and to scrape them clean.
He allegedly said he did not know how to use the clipper properly because he did it to other dogs and that he had no intention of using the clippings for himself, according to the complaint.
He was arrested the next day and is scheduled for trial in November 2018.