Breaking News: The Gazette has learned that SouthFarm resident Cleatus Brigoon has been arrested in relation to the recent electrocution of his neighbor Henry Floyd. The charge is First Degree Murder.
Floyd's death last week was considered a bizarre tragedy when his male dog, Rex, urinated on a transformer box in front of Brigoon's home. The dog's pee struck a live wire. Electricity arced up the stream, passed through Rex, ran along his leash, and electrocuted his unfortunate owner.
On a happy note, Rex was unharmed.
SouthFarm Police Chief Edward Jones said Brigoon came to the attention of investigators early.
"Witnesses reported seeing Mr. Brigoon dancing gleefully about the charred corpse shouting 'That's the last time your dog takes a dump on my lawn,'" Jones said.
According to neighbors, Brigoon and Floyd had been feuding for years. Brigoon claimed that Floyd encouraged his dog to defecate in Brigoon's prize winning rose garden, which is situated near the street.
Floyd, on the other hand, never forgave Brigoon for cutting down a large apple tree Floyd felt was on his side of the property line.
Brigoon confessed to deliberately tampering with the transformer to expose a live wire. He told police that in addition to Rex doing his business in the rose garden, the dog regularly peed on the transformer.
"I'm glad Rex is okay," Brigoon reportedly said when taken into custody.
A bail hearing will be held on Monday.
THE END copyright 2013 John Lance