New Mexico dog 'arrested' after elf attack

New Mexico dog 'arrested' after elf attack
One pooch in San Juan, New Mexico is learning if you do the crime, then you got to do the time. (Source: Facebook)
One pooch in San Juan, New Mexico is learning if you do the crime, then you got to do the time. (Source: Facebook)
Her owner Shane Ferrari says he and his family woke up one morning and found the elf headless and in pieces. (Source: Facebook)
Her owner Shane Ferrari says he and his family woke up one morning and found the elf headless and in pieces. (Source: Facebook)

(WAFB) - A dog in San Juan, NM is learning the error of his ways and finding out the hard way: if you do the crime, you pay the time.

San Juan County Undersheriff Shane Ferrari, in a Facebook post, said he and his family woke up one morning to a gruesome scene. The family's holiday elf, Holly Christmas, had been found headless and in pieces in the family room.

Witnesses describe the incident as "horrific."

Evidence found at the scene quickly turned the focus of the investigation to none other than Josie Ferrari, also known as "The Mutt." Ferrari says the body of Holly the elf was found near the doggie door, a known hang out of Josie's.

Upon questioning, Josie fled law enforcement but was later apprehended and taken into custody.

Ferrari stated, "I am happy with the quick apprehension of the suspect."

The now viral post featuring the crime scene and Josie's mugshot has gotten over 20,000 reactions and has been shared over 32,000 times.

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