Stewart Gibbs, 44, was charged with felony cruelty to an animal after he allegedly tried to operate on his doberman with a butcher knife.
Gibbs told police he was attempting to remove a cyst from dog’s right ear, according to official police reports.
The landlord of Gibbs’ residence received a call from neighbors in the building who said that water was leaking into their residences from the ceiling. Assistant State’s Attorney Lorraine Scaduto, reported to the media.
Gibbs’ landlord “knocked on Gibbs’ door, got no response and let himself in, police said.”
Gibbs, according to Scaduto was naked and covered in blood. When the landlord entered Gibbs’ residence he noticed a towel soaked in blood and immediately left and placed a call to police.
According to reports, police arrived at the residence and met Gibbs at his front door. They noted that his hands were covered in blood and appeared highly intoxicated.”
After police entered Gibbs’ residence, they discovered massive amounts of blood in his kitchen, bathroom, walls of the apartment and in his bedroom.
Police have also noted that they found a dog with a wound to his right ear.
Gibbs claims he was using a butcher knife to attempt to remove a cyst from his dog’s ear.
With blood coming from his dog, Gibbs then turned on the bathtub faucet to clean his dog, police and prosecutors said.
Gibbs admitted to police that he had been drinking earlier in the day and came home to drink a bottle of wine and “perform surgery” on the doberman.
His dog was later taken to a local veterinarian within a rescue to undergo treatment.
Gibbs remains held on a $75,000 bond and if he comes up with $7,500 he will be released from jail for the time being.
According to the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Police, Gibbs told police he was attempting to remove a cyst from dog’s right ear, and that he was a cardiologist according to official police reports.
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