A former NYPD Blue TV writer has been arrested and charged for punching his dog so hard it died of a brain injury. Sunnyside resident Ted Shuttleworth, 51, allegedly punched 4 1/2-pound poodle Lola on May 29th because he was angry with it. He took the 5-year-old dog to a vet, where it under went a necropsy.
“Lola sustained a traumatic brain injury secondary to the application of blunt force to the right side of her head at the hands of the suspect, her owner,” said ASPCA spokesman Joseph Pentangelo.
Shuttleworth, a screenplay consultant who also works as an administrative assistant at NYU, faces up to a year in prison. Shuttleworth's wife, Isadora Monk Shuttleworth, told the Post it was “a horrible accident.”