Monster Smashed And Stomped Parakeet To Death In Pet Store

Published: June 14, 2021 at 06:24 AM Author: Penny Eims

A 22-year-old Michigan man is facing a felony charge of animal cruelty for smashing and stomping on a parakeet inside of a pet store. Allen Park Police have charged Ali Chehade for the cruel incident which left his bird dead. Chehade, a college student, became irate when the pet store owner would not accept his injured bird for a refund.

This man took his anger out on an innocent bird – in front of other horrified shoppers. This is an appalling case of animal cruelty which must not go unpunished. We need your signature to help convince court officials that Ali Chehade deserves the maximum punishment for the felony charge of third-degree animal killing!

On May 18, Ali Chehade was attempting to get a $30 refund from the Critter Pet Shop because his bird had a bloodied, injured wing. The man went ballistic after the store owner told him that a refund could not be issued because the injury happened while the bird was in Chehade’s care. The gruesome incident was captured on surveillance, and it shows the man smashing the box that the bird was in before hurling the box to the ground and stomping on it. Store owner Michael Simms had attempted to offer a credit to the man, but that wasn’t enough to prevent the bird from being killed. The gruesome scene played out in front of horrified shoppers who were traumatized by the violent incident.

What this man did is unconscionable! He could face up to four years in prison and a $5,000 fine if he is convicted. We must fight for the maximum punishment for this man – this was a sickening act of cruelty. We also want to see Ali Chehade prohibited from owning animals in the future, as well as mandatory mental health treatment. If he did this to a fragile bird in a fit of anger, what will he do next? Please sign today.

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Individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Update 8/17/2021: Animal Victory has learned that a disposition conference is scheduled for 08/24/2021.

Update 7/8/2021: Animal Victory has sent 15,431 signatures and comments to Prosecuting Attorney Joshua Cooper Holman.

Update 6/28/2021: Animal Victory has learned that the case has been bound over to the county. A plea of not guilty was entered by the court on 5/27/2021. Arraignment is scheduled for Aug. 3, 2021.


Monster Smashed And Stomped Parakeet To Death In Pet Store

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863 Klara Szabo Sep 21, 2021
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860 Gloria Rojas Sep 20, 2021
859 Vianney Rojas Sep 20, 2021
858 Elena Paris La peine de mort pour tous ces assassins Sep 20, 2021
857 Gloria Donn Sep 19, 2021
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855 SANDRA GOMEZ Sep 19, 2021
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853 Karleaha Symonds Sep 18, 2021
852 Sabine Fontaine Sep 18, 2021
851 Fareed Noorani Sep 18, 2021
850 Jaqueline Dillman Sep 18, 2021
849 Maria Parker Sep 17, 2021
848 Teri Paszotta We need tougher laws, more judges with balls to hand down stiffer sentences & justice to those affected by sick abusers of animals in our communities. It's going on in your city and those that prey on the most vulnerable are WEAK COWARDS & THE LOWEST, POOREST EXCUSE OF BEINGS WALKING THIS EARTH! Sep 17, 2021
847 laura mclean Sep 17, 2021
846 Molly Dwyer Poor birdie Sep 15, 2021
845 Marcia Smith Sep 15, 2021
844 Anabela Azevedo Sep 15, 2021
843 Virginia Lovett Prison !!!!!!!!! Evil Sociopath !! Sep 15, 2021
842 Ann Freeman Sep 15, 2021
841 Anne Kinkelaar Sep 15, 2021
840 Adeline Merva Muslim piece of shit. Sep 15, 2021
839 Lorelei Andrews This is why I could never work in a pet shop, because POSs like this would be buying animals, & I couldn't stop them! I hope he gets the maximum time, but it won't help; he was raised to be trash & wilI continue to be. Sep 14, 2021
837 Ruth Reid Sep 13, 2021
836 Janine Hodge Sep 13, 2021