Police arrested a Bucks County man accused of barbecuing his dead dog on a charcoal grill.
On April 30, shortly after 7 a.m., police were called to a home on Holly Knoll Drive in Churchville, Northampton Township, for a report of a fire pit and a couch on fire in the front yard. When they arrived, they found the homeowner, Nikolay Lukyanchikov, 49, sitting on a bench near the fire.
Police also spotted a gun on a bench directly to the right of Lukyanchikov, investigators said. When the fire was placed under control, police observed a badly burned and charred dead animal on top of a small metal charcoal grill. Police later determined the animal was Lukyanchikov’s dog whom he burned on the grill.
Lukyanchikov was arrested and charged with aggravated cruelty to animals, discharge of a firearm into an occupied structure and other related offenses.
He was sent to Bucks County Corrections with bail set at $1 million.