A 22-year-old Connecticut man sexually assaulted his neighbor’s pit bull, and claimed ISIS terrorists made him do it.
"I thought my dog had killed somebody because I saw a man underneath her," the canine victim’s owner, Alice Woodruff, told WTNH about her initial reaction to finding her naked neighbor getting up close and personal with her dog, who was tied up in the yard.
"I started to scream. I had a citronella candle and I threw it at him, screaming 'Get off my dog, you have to get out of here.' He said, 'No, today is the day we are going to spend the rest of our lives together.'"
Woodruff quickly surmised the man was likely suffering from some form of mental illness—and that seemed to be further confirmed after he explained ISIS had ordered him to venture next door and rape the dog.
"He pranced through the yard naked, yelling 'This is our day and you have to prosper in it,'" Woodruff said. "'ISIS sent me,' and I was thinking 'Did something like this just land in my back yard?'"
Woodruff then ran inside her home, grabbed her gun, and returned to show the man that she had loaded a clip.
"He kept saying ‘this is the plan’, that we were going to die today in a massacre. He didn't seem to care that I had the gun, and I kept it down," Woodruff said. "Then I gave him a warning and shot the gun to the right into the dirt."
However, the man didn’t even balk as he stared down the barrel of his neighbor’s loaded shot gun.
“He put his arms out and started walking toward me, telling me to kill him, but to know that as soon as I kill him that we were going to die," Woodruff explained. "Honestly, the whole time I thought there was a bomb or gun and he was going to take it out and do a massacre."
Thankfully, police arrived on the scene in the nick of time and took the man to hospital for a mental health evaluation—he is facing charges of cruelty to an animal, sexual assault, and breach of the peace.