Florida Woman Allegedly Bleached Goldfish to Death

Angela Garcia allegedly poured bleach into tank after argument
By Alex Tirpack,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 9, 2015 12:31 PM CDT
Florida Woman Allegedly Bleached Goldfish to Death
Angela Garcia's booking photo from the Orange County Jail.   (Orange County Jail)

A Florida woman was arrested and charged with felony animal cruelty over the weekend after allegedly pouring bleach into her boyfriend's fish tank, killing five of his pet goldfish. The police report is based largely on what De'Andre Johnson said went down: He's the son of the man Angela Garcia, 32, is dating; Johnson says that after a morning argument, his father told Garcia she needed to leave the home and then went to work. But instead of vacating, Johnson told police he heard her make a phone call and say she intended to destroy things. He left and returned to the Pine Hills home to find a flat screen TV, furniture, stereo equipment, and a computer damaged, reports the Orlando Sentinel.

Officers soon located Garcia walking on a nearby street, "visibly intoxicated" and covered in bleach. The Smoking Gun puts the damage at $1,500, and notes she was also hit with a felony charge of criminal mischief. Garcia was booked at the Orange County Jail; she posted a $1,150 bond and was released on Monday. It's not Garcia's first run-in with the law according to Johnson: She was out on bond for a separate crime when the goldfish incident occurred. (In other odd animal-crime news, read about an alleged chicken-killer here.)

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