@Robert Higgins http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/n...ractured-puppys-leg-attacks-girlfriend/nnzKD/ Police: Man chokes girlfriend, breaks puppy's leg 8:27 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 | Filed in: Crime A Florida man was arrested after police say he fractured his girlfriend’s puppy’s leg, shoved her on top of the injured dog and choked her, the Palm Coast Observer reports. According to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, Shawn Robert Higgins, 48, went to his girlfriend’s home on Oct. 3 and she asked him to leave and reminded Higgins about an injunction she filed against him “for protection,” the Observer reports. She then agreed to go out with Higgins to eat, but they left separately. But Higgins showed up to her house later through an open garage door and grabbed her nine-month-old dog, according to the Observer. The woman “began begging (Higgins) to put the dog down because she ‘knew the look in his eyes,’” the report states. Higgins then forcefully "threw the dog," causing the fracture to its leg. Higgins then “pushed and held her down on top of the dog” and then choked her, leaving marks on her neck, according to the report. Higgins was arrested on charges of cruelty to animals, domestic battery by strangulation and criminal mischief.