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Md. Man Charged With Killing Dog Cited Religion

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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP)- A Hagerstown man is facing animal-cruelty charges for allegedly tossing his stepdaughter's dog in front of a moving car, killing the animal.

The stepdaughter allegedly told police that 59-year-old Tammam al-Bazari doesn't approve of owning dogs because of his religious beliefs.

The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown reports that al-Bazari was released on $75,000 bond Sunday.

He was charged June 30 after police were flagged down at the scene of the incident on West Lee Street.

The stepdaughter allegedly told police she had acquired the black poodle mix while al-Bazari was working in Egypt.

Her brothers allegedly told police that al-Bazari also threatened his stepdaughter.

A telephone message left at al-Bazari's home wasn't returned. Court records do not list a defense attorney.

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