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Thug hurled dog to its death from seventh floor of tower block

Mirror logo Mirror 26/07/2016 By Ross McCarthy

<span style="color:#3a3a3a;font-family:'PT Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:bold;line-height:18.0068px;">Pet Zeus was killed in the fall</span> © Provided by Mirror Pet Zeus was killed in the fall A thug hurled a dog to its death from a high rise block of flats.

Mahmood Keshavarzi is facing jail after throwing an American Bulldog cross called Zeus from the seventh floor window of the property in Birmingham.

The 37-year-old ignored pleas of owner Mitchel Jagger to return the pet, the Birmingham Mail reported .

The former security guard was found guilty of theft and criminal damage following a trial at Birmingham Magistrates Court.

They adjourned sentence until August 1 for reports to be prepared but told the defendant that they were considering jail.

The court heard the pet horror took place at around 4.30pm on August 29 last year.

A 13-year-old boy saw Keshavarzi take 15-month-old Zeus from a garden and drag the dog by its collar towards the rear entrance of Drews House in Druids Heath.

The teenager called the police who were unable to locate the dog, Simon Brownsey, prosecuting, said.

Mr Jagger came home from work at around 7.30pm and was told by the teenager about the theft.

<span style="color:#3a3a3a;font-family:'PT Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:bold;line-height:18.0068px;">Jagger found his dog dying on the ground</span> © Provided by Mirror Jagger found his dog dying on the ground

He began knocking at every door of Drew House until he got to Keshavarzi’s flat, where he spotted dog hair outside on a mat.

“Mr Jagger was banging on the door. He was asking for his dog back,” said Mr Brownsey.

“It’s at that point that he heard a commotion and was told Zeus had been found outside.”

The 13-year-old told the court that he had been outside and had heard Mr Jagger calling for Zeus and the dog barking. He said: “I heard a massive thump. It sounded like two cars going into each other.

“I looked on the ground and Zeus was lying there. I then heard the sound of a squeaking window.”

<span style="color:#3a3a3a;font-family:'PT Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:bold;line-height:18.0068px;">Mahmood Keshavarzi threw the dog from a seventh floor window</span> © Provided by Mirror Mahmood Keshavarzi threw the dog from a seventh floor window

Mr Brownsey said that when Keshavarzi’s flat was later searched, police found Zeus’s fur embedded in paintwork near the kitchen window.

He said a crowd gathered around the dying dog which had suffered severe trauma and was pronounced dead after being taken to a PDSA in Oldbury.

Keshavarzi claimed he had not been the thief and did not know how Zeus had ended up below his kitchen window.

<span style="color:#3a3a3a;font-family:'PT Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:bold;line-height:18.0068px;">Owner Mitchell Jagger outside the block of flats</span> © Provided by Mirror Owner Mitchell Jagger outside the block of flats

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