LAS CRUCES, NM – I totally missed this story last week but what the hell – I like it. Gabriel Garcia is facing a slew of serious charges after the woman he allegedly held against her will was able to escape after his pit bull turned on him.
The 26-year-old woman told police she met Garcia at a party where he stole her car keys. He later messaged her via Facebook about returning the keys and the two arranged a time to meet.
Garcia picked the woman up, purchased some alcohol and took her to his home. When the woman asked for her keys and a ride back home, Garcia refused to do either and began making sexual advances towards her. That’s when she called 911.
When Garcia realized she was on the phone with 911, he pushed her down a flight of stairs before siccing his pit bull on the woman. But instead of attacking the woman, the dog attacked Garcia, biting him in the upper arm.
Now extremely angry, Garcia grabbed a hammer and dragged the woman into his bedroom by her hair. He threatened to kill her with a rifle if she told anyone about the incident. The woman was able to escape after Garcia’s father returned home, and make a second call to 911.
Garcia was arrested and charged with one count of second-degree kidnapping, two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and battery. He was taken to jail on a $25,000 secured bond after being evaluated at the hospital for the dog bite on his arm.Tags: Crime, dog, Gabriel Garcia, Kidnapping, New Mexico, pit bull, When Animals Attack