On April 14, when the police responded to a call about shots fired on Saxon Canyon Street, Karl Garcia tried to convince them that the neighbor's cat, Taco, had attacked his three dogs in his backyard. A review of video footage revealed that Taco was surrounded by the dogs, and then beaten, before being shot at close range.
The arrest report indicates that Taco was hit several times with a bat, then shot with a BB gun, and finally killed with a .22 caliber gun. The responding officers have stated that they felt the cat would have fled the yard if the dogs would have been taken inside of the home.
These men are now facing a slew of charges. Karl Garcia was arrested on felony charges of willful/malicious torture or killing of a cat/animal, five counts of discharging a gun where others might be endangered, conspiracy to kill/maim/disfigure/poison animal of another, and destroy/conceal evidence.
Logan Garcia was arrested on a felony count of willful/malicious torture or killing of a cat/animal and a gross misdemeanor charge of conspiracy to kill/maim/disfigure/poison an animal of another and destroy/concealing evidence.
Please sign today - Taco deserves justice for having his life snuffed out so cruelly. Together, we will petition court officials to hold Karl and his son accountable for their actions!
Note: Karl Garcia is reported to be the operator of the Chick-Fil-A located at 1720 W. Craig Road.
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Update 6/30/2021: Animal Victory has received the following information about this case:
06/14/2021 Preliminary Hearing (9:30 AM)
Result: Matter Heard
06/14/2021 Motion to Continue - Defense
No objection by State- Motion Granted
06/14/2021 Preliminary Hearing Date Reset
06/14/2021 Bail Condition - Stay Out of Trouble No Contact with animals including his own dogs.
06/14/2021 Minute Order - Department 08
07/19/2021 Preliminary Hearing (9:30 AM) (Judicial Officer Zimmerman, Ann E.)
Update 5/10/2021: The court date is May 17, 2021. Animal Victory has sent 14,781 signatures and comments along with our petition letter to District Attorney Steven Wolfson.