Man accused of throwing girlfriend’s pug to its death

A New York man threw his girlfriend’s dog from the balcony of a seventh-floor apartment last week during an argument in Queens, killing the 12-year-old pug, according to multiple reports.

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New York police told WPIX that Yuk Cheung, 35, threw his girlfriend's dog from an apartment building on 40th Road on Friday. The dog fell about 70 feet to its death, the news station reported.

Police arrested Cheung on Tuesday, according to records from the New York City Department of Correction.

Cheung's girlfriend told police that the couple argued after she asked him "why he keeps coming back" to her apartment, according to the New York Post.

Authorities charged Cheung with animal cruelty and possession of a controlled substance. He remained jailed Thursday.