http://www.hlntv.com/article/2014/09/14/watenpaugh-ryan-cook-feed-ex-girlfriend-pomeranian A make-up dinner for one California couple went wrong when police say a man intentionally cooked his ex-girlfriend’s Pomeranian and fed it to her. Authorities say Ryan Watenpaugh, 34, got into an argument with his ex-girlfriend on August 4 before allegedly physically assaulting her. The victim fled out the back door and noticed both Watenpaugh and her Pomeranian named Bear gone from the residence when she returned. Nearly a month later, after the couple briefly reconciled, Watenpaugh cooked his former girlfriend a meal which included meat. Shortly after, the victim received a series of disturbing text messages from her ex, according to a press release from the Redding Police Department. Watenpaugh texted his former girlfriend, "How's your dog taste? I thought it was better with BBQ and those Hawaiian buns," followed by "I guess u could bury what u didn't eat," CNN affiliate KRCR reported. Watenpaugh allegedly continued to text his ex, describing what he planned to do with the remains of her Pomeranian, including returning the dog’s paws to her. On September 9, during the early morning hours, Watenpaugh’s ex-girlfriend allegedly heard a truck pull up to her residence. Upon looking outside, the victim said she saw Watenpaugh walk up to her front door, place something near the door and walk away. When she opened her front door, she found a small bag containing two dog paws and a note containing the words "burn in hell," police say. The victim recognized the paws as those belonging to Bear. Authorities located Watenpaugh at a traffic stop the next day. Watenpaugh allegedly admitted to sending the text messages to his former girlfriend and placing the paws at her door, but denied killing or cooking the Pomeranian, according to the release. Watenpaugh is currently being held in the Shasta County Jail on charges of animal cruelty, stalking, domestic violence and false imprisonment. HLN is working to determine if Watenpaugh has an attorney.