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And we have an alert, tech-savvy citizen to thank for the bust...
Qian Feng was arrested yesterday after he was captured on film in the act of strategically tossing strychnine-laced cheese balls into a neighbor's yard.
Charlotte Liberda, the neighbor, told Channel 11 that she installed security cameras after all three of her dogs all became violently and inexplicably ill over the summer -- one by one over the course of a few weeks, each would collapse and go into convulsions. The same thing had happened to other pooches in the area. (All of Liberda's dogs survived the attacks.)
Way back in July, shortly after the sick-dog epidemic commenced, people starting finding the cheeseballs. It was not until November 12 that Liberda was able to obtain her smoking gun footage. She turned it over to the cops and Feng, 43, was arrested yesterday at his home on O'Reilly Street, just behind St. Thomas High School. He was charged with a felony count of cruelty to non-livestock animals. His bond was set at $2,000.