Glass-filled meatballs left for dogs in Dallas residents' yards

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 31, 2013. Fresh ground beef is displayed at Marina Meats on January 31, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) 

The Dallas Police Department is investigating after residents in North Dallas found meatballs stuffed with glass in their backyards.

Cathi Holtsclaw discovered the meat containing shards of glass on two different occasions.

"I just started crying because all I could think about was if my dogs had gotten ahold of it,” Holtsclaw told CBS DFW.


She told the TV station that she initially thought it was an accident or perhaps the meat was left out for coyotes or bobcats. When she found them a second time in her backyard, she changed her mind.

“I feel very confident that it’s deliberate now,” Holtzclaw told the station. “I’m worried my dogs are going to die or someone else’s dogs are going to die.”

A neighbor also discovered two meatballs with glass in his yard. Paul Burkhalter said that it seemed like a lot of work and is 'bizarre' that someone would do that.

“These dogs are wonderful dogs and parts of people’s families,” he said.

CBS DFW reports that both pet owners admitted that their dogs bark from time to time, but nobody has ever complained.

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