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  • 3 May 2014, 1:20

Man Jailed For Pouring Hot Sauce On Puppy

A Florida man has been jailed for one year after he doused his girlfriend's puppy with hot sauce.

Ephrian Myles, 47, was also ordered to serve 18 months probation and complete an anger management course.

Myles poured hot sauce on the three-month-old dachshund-chihuahua mix named Gizmo after he became annoyed by the animal, police said.

Authorities said the spicy condiment got into the dog's eyes and throat.

Firefighters managed to wash off the hot sauce and the puppy was treated by a vet.

Myles pleaded no contest to charges of animal cruelty and was sentenced to serve one year in a county jail.

Circuit Judge Donna Berlin also banned Myles from owning a pet or living in a house where there are animals.

Assistant State Attorney Dan Yuter told the Sarasota Herald Tribune: "I'm just glad the dog was OK and the guy went to jail."

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