Monday, January 23, 2017

Florida: Police say Blaze Bain, 22, starved poodle named Coco to death

FLORIDA -- A 32-year-old Holly Hill woman is accused of intentionally starving to death a 9-month-old dog she kept in a tiny crate along with another canine, an arrest report states.

Both dogs - toy poodles - were malnourished, the report states. But suspect Blaze Bain was charged with felony animal cruelty after police said her female poodle Coco was abused and neglected, leading to the animal's death.

According to the report, the animals were discovered at Bain's residence, 249 15th St., on Jan. 5 by a cab driver who had been driving Bain and a male companion around running errands, the report states.

When the cab driver helped Bain unload some groceries at her house she noticed a crate with two dogs inside, one of which was convulsing, the report states. The cab driver also told police the dog looked sick and that it was soaked in urine and feces, the report states.

The cab driver and Bain took the dog to an emergency veterinarian, who then called police.

At the vet clinic, after she was told how much it would cost to treat the dog, Bain claimed she didn't have enough money so she called another cab and left the veterinarian's office with the dying dog.

The second cab driver noticed when Bain got into the cab that Coco had died, the report states. 

Bain told the cab driver she wanted to throw the dog in a trash can, the report states.

Bain, who is awaiting trial on charges of petty theft and improper exhibition of a dangerous weapon stemming from a separate incident in December 2016, remained held without bail at the Volusia County Branch Jail on Friday.

She is charged with felony animal cruelty.

Full Name: Blaze Brinay Bain
Gender: Female
Race: Black
Birthdate: 09/20/1994
Arrest Age: 22
Block: 200 Castle Creek Rd
City: Wodonga, Victoria 3690
Arrest Date: 01/13/2017
Time: 10:40 AM
Arresting Agency: HHPD - HOLLY HILL PO
County: Volusia County, Florida
Total Bond: $3,500
STATUTE: 828.12(2)(a)
BOND: $3500

Date: July 25, 2013
Driving without license
Obstructions by disguised person

Date: March 7, 2014
Charge: Shoplifting

Date: November 11, 2016
Charge: Felony Retail Theft

Date: November 28, 2016
Charge: Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon

(News Journal - Jan 13, 2017)

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