Broken Arrow Man Accused Of Stabbing Neighbor's Dog


Wednesday, April 20th 2022, 3:42 pm


BROKEN ARROW, Oklahoma -

Broken Arrow police arrest a man accused of stabbing his neighbor's chihuahua to death. 

The arrest report says the man told police the dog had been in his yard but says he doesn't remember hurting the dog because he blacked out due to epilepsy. Police booked 21-year-old Christian Botello into jail for a count of cruelty to animals. 

"The video shows the incident, the doorbell camera that the neighbor, the victim had, that tells the complete story and it's graphic," said Officer Chris Walker with Broken Arrow Police. 

The arrest report says sit happened on East Indianapolis street. The owner of the dog told police she found it stabbed to death on her front porch. The report says the doorbell video showed the man cornering the dog, and using what appears to be a knife to stab the dog. 

Officers say Christian Botello was on his porch next door and told police the dog had been in his yard but didn't say anything about hurting the dog.

"It's a very violent act, from stabbing a dog, or any animal, hopefully, it doesn't escalate and this stops any negative interaction between those neighbors," Walker said. 

The report says he told police he remembers possibly blacking out due to epilepsy, and later heard the neighbor scream that her dog was dead. He told police he does not remember hurting the dog. Police say this is a violent act that is both sad and scary. 

"We're all animal lovers, I don't know an officer that isn't an animal lover, we're not going to put up with that or tolerate it, and we're going to investigate it," Walker said. 

Police did not share the video since it is part of the investigation.