Riley’s South Valley neighbors have reason to believe the man set out to terrorize the entire neighborhood Tuesday.
He started his reign of terror by kicking in the door of one neighbor’s home, then beating him profusely in the face with a pair of pliers.
He then ended up in Bernadette Salazar’s yard. He scooped up her lap dog, Charlie Brown, and threw him into another neighbor’s yard. The two pit bulls that live at the home then destroyed the little ball of floof.
The owners of the pit bulls tried to pull their dogs away, but it was too late. Salazar holds no ill will toward the owners of the pit bulls, they were as shocked and devastated as she was.
“They tried to protect my dog, they tried to, but it just happened too fast,” Salazar said.
Riley is being held without bond, in the infirmary at the Metropolitan Detention Center. He’s been charged with animal cruelty, battery, and burglary.
The man that took the pliers to the face is expected to be ok.Tags: Albuquerque, Animal Cruelty, Battery, Burglary, Marvin Riley, New Mexico