05/08/2012 01:57 pm ET Updated Jul 24, 2014

Alex Wullaert Killed Pit Bull For Peeing On His Leg, Cops Say

A pissed off Connecticut man was arrested this week after he allegedly strangled his pit bull-boxer mix to death because the animal peed on him.

Branford resident Alex Wullaert, 22, reportedly confessed to choking his pet at his house after it urinated on his leg and bit him, according to WTNH.

On March 11, a local resident found the dead dog's body stuffed in a plastic bag and discarded in the woods by a lake. Cops investigated the corpse and found Wullaert's name embedded in the dog's microchip.

The dog died in January, police said.

Wullaert also allegedly confessed to putting the dog in a bag and throwing it away, NBC reported.

Wullaert was charged with cruelty to animals and littering. He was released on a written promise to appear at his next court hearing on May 15.