Tulsa man accused of killing dog to avenge pet cat's death

TULSA, Okla. — Quick facts:

  • Police arrested Darren White Friday.
  • White is accused of running over a dog with a truck and beating it to death with a baseball bat.
  • White reportedly told police the move came after the dog killed his cat.

Police arrested a Tulsa man Friday after he allegedly killed a dog in retaliation for the death of his cat.

Officers say Darren White, 36, ran over a dog with his truck and then beat it with a baseball bat near Marion and Archer in north Tulsa Friday afternoon.

Witnesses say White went after a second dog in his truck and even tried to beat the dead dog again with the bat before he was stopped.

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Officers say they later found White in his front yard, digging a hole to bury his cat.

When they asked him what happened, officers say White told them two stray dogs killed his cat, so one of them “learned what a baseball bat was.”

Though the dog had a collar on it, police said they were unable to find the owner.

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