Police in San Francisco still searching for mugger who killed dog

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Police in San Francisco are looking for 35-year-old Laurice Barrett. He is suspected of mugging a woman and throwing her dog into oncoming traffic. A reward of nearly $5,000 has been raised for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Barrett.

Around 5 p.m. on December 28th a woman was getting out of her parked car when an assailant grabbed her and yelled at her to give him her money. Then the woman’s 12-year-old Pekingese mix, Roxy, started to bark at him. That’s when the attacker picked Roxy up held her above his head and threw her into oncoming traffic. He then took off running.

Roxy was rushed to a veterinary hospital where she had to be euthanized. Now police are looking for the man responsible for Roxy’s pain, suffering and death. A surveillance video was released on January 2nd which led to a tip a week later that named Barrett as the assailant.

A warrant is out for Barrett, who is facing felony charges of animal cruelty and robbery. Barrett has been previously arrested by the San Francisco police, though they have not stated for what crimes. The San Francisco Police Department has released Barrett’s mug shot to the media.

The woman is glad that someone was able to step forward to give Barrett’s name and is hoping someone will be brave enough to step forward and turn him in. “At the end of the day I am fighting for Roxy,” she said. “I’m her voice, I’m her mom. I want justice.”

Anyone who has information on Barrett and his location is asked to call the Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or end a text message that includes “SFPD” to TIP411.

10 thoughts on “Police in San Francisco still searching for mugger who killed dog”

  1. This was so heartbreaking to read!

    I can not even imagine how horrible it was for Laurice to see her precious pup thrown into traffic and be so helpless to prevent such a terrible thing. I am so sorry you lost Roxy in such a terrible way.

    I am so angry at this POS that I would like to beat the crap out of him myself!

    NO HEART, NO SOUL! Just a waste of flesh!

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    • SSSB Pack – the person that did this horrendous crime is Laurice, not the dog owner.

      They will eventually find this POS and I hope they lock him up for good. Wish we knew what he was previosly arrested for.

      Rot in hell.

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  2. This is where police brutality would be warranted. Nothing extreme. Just throw into oncoming traffic. It would have to be scaled to his size though. throwing him into a convoy of tractor trailer seems about right. What a cute little girl. So sorry for your loss Laurice.

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  3. My only problem with what you have said is that it shouldn’t be “throw in front of a bus”. He could get lucky and dodge it. It should be “throw him in front of a convoy of buses”. But I like your thinking.

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  4. HOPEFULLY, THIS WILL BE HIS THIRD CONVICTION AND HE SPENDS THE REST
    OF HIS LIFE IN PRISON. WE DO NOT NEED ANYMORE TRASH ON OUR STREETS!

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  5. Did anyone think about what this girl was doing on Leavenworth anyway with a bullshit lie about looking for a dropped phone in her car dont be neieve people this freaking dope head isn’t sharing the whole story therefore believe not what you hear nor see my fellow San Franciscans you’ve been duped

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