Michigan woman locked her three dogs in a car and spent hours gambling at a casino, killing 2 of them
50-year-old Sherrill Langford was reportedly charged with three counts of animal torture and two counts of animal cruelty causing death
On Sunday, police officials arrested a Michigan woman for allegedly leaving three dogs in a warm car for several hours, while she gambled away in a casino, killing two of them. The woman, 50-year-old Sherrill Langford, was reportedly charged with three counts of animal torture and two counts of animal cruelty causing death.
The dead pets were discovered by security officials at the Four Winds Casino in Dowagiac in the venue's parking lot. The resort's security personnel told Daily Mail that they were alerted about Langford’s vehicle after receiving a series of reports from concerned guests who spotted the three distressed dogs trapped inside the vehicle.
Security personnel, with the help of the Tribal Police Department, then forced open the car doors to save the ailing pets, but unfortunately found that two of the three pooches were already dead. The third canine was found suffering from severe dehydration and is reportedly in a critical condition at the Cass County Animal Control shelter.
Langford, who hails from Flint, could face up to four years in prison if convicted, according to reports. The police, however, have no information on how long they believe Langford allegedly left the dogs in her vehicle, but Cass County Prosecutor Victor Fitz revealed that the poor animals' suffering had apparently lasted for "hours".
After a report of the three dogs being discovered was filed, Langford was issued an additional charge of lying to a police officer, which was proved by her arrest documents. She is due to be arraigned in the District Court on April 17.