- Florida, USA -
The Volusia Sheriff’s Office wrote in a Facebook post that a woman who threatened to jump off the second floor balcony at a Daytona Beach motel, threw her dog instead and a deputy’s body camera captured the horrifying moment.
The incident happened on the afternoon of Monday, December 14, at Motel 6 on 2992 W. International Speedway Boulevard.
Deputies responded to the call after motel staff reported that the female had been standing over the railing, threatening to jump off, and also attacked one of the maids.
By the time deputies arrived the female was locked inside her room.
The video shows that deputies knocked on the motel door a few times, but the woman did not open.
Deputies then managed to get the key to her room from the manager, and at that point the female opened the door holding a dog.
The woman identified as 35-year-old ALLISON MURPHY (pictured below), rapidly threw her German Shepherd over the railing.
She then rushed back to her room and she was immediately restrained.
The good news is that the furbaby survived the fall!
Volusia County Animal Services took custody of the sweet baby and nicknamed her "Miracle," as no name was provided.
Part of the Sheriff’s Office post reads: “Thankfully, during her examination, it was determined that Miracle escaped serious injury. However, an X-ray revealed a sewing needle was lodged in her right thigh. Miracle underwent a procedure to safely remove the needle and is currently recovering with Animal Services.”
A petition for custody over Miracle will be scheduled with the courts in the following weeks.
Miracle landed feet first, running through the parking lot until she was eventually corralled by people nearby.
Click Orlando reports that the man who caught her, Mr. Jose Carnot, said: “It looked scared.”
Mr. Carnot owns Pikaro’s Food Truck and was parked near the motel when he saw Miracle dragging her leash.
He said: “I didn’t see anybody around, and I said ‘let me get the dog before it goes onto the highway.’ If I wasn’t here at Pikaro’s, we would have never got the dog to safety. That’s no way to treat pets. If you want a pet, you got to treat it right.”
MURPHY was arrested on felony charges of animal cruelty and resisting an officer with violence.
She was taken to Atlantic Animal Hospital in Port Orange for emergency evaluation.
As reported by Click Orlando, MURPHY is now being held in the Volusia County Jail and she refused to see a judge during her first appearance.
The judge has since ordered her to be held without bond until she has a mental evaluation.
Please do not let her out!