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Nicholas Wooddell, Pennsylvania Man, Picks Fight With Grandma's Dog: Police

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ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (Associated Press / The Huffington Post) -- A western Pennsylvania man has been cited for animal cruelty and other crimes because police say he tried to pick a fight with his grandmother's 15-year-old dog.

Online court records don't list an attorney for 21-year-old Nicholas Wooddell, of Hopewell Township, who was briefly jailed Sunday after the incident.

The suspect knocked on his grandmother's door on Oct. 10, the Beaver County Times reports. When his grandmother let him in, Wooddell allegedly confronted the dog, which was lying on the floor, punched it, and fled.

Wooddell had been staying at his grandmother's home, but she told him he was not welcome there before the incident, the paper notes.

Wooddell does not have a listed phone. A relative's phone could not take incoming calls when The Associated Press tried to located Wooddell for comment Monday morning.

Wooddell has been charged with cruelty to animals and disorderly conduct. He was released on $1,000 bond, according to Beaver County Times.

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