One of the dogs was killed in the attack while the other managed to run away after being stabbed.
The bizarre incident occurred last year in the residential area of Nedre Romerike in the apparent aftermath of a breakup. Witnesses reported seeing the 30-something man repeatedly stabbing the dogs before getting in his car to drive away.
The trip didn’t last long however, as he crashed into a parked car and then fled on foot. When he showed up to a medical facility to receive care shortly thereafter, he was arrested by police.
The man explained in court that his rampage was a result of his live-in girlfriend ending the couple’s 17-year relationship. The man said he began drinking heavily and went into a rage, smashing up the couple’s home. It culminated with his attack on the family dogs.
The prosecutor in the case pushed for a 120-day jail sentence and a two-year suspension of the man’s driving licence. The court let him off with a lesser punishment, giving him 90 days in jail, the two-year driving suspension and a three-year ban on owning pets.
The man’s lawyer said his client has not yet decided whether to appeal the sentence.
“My client has requested time to think it over and does not have any immediate reaction to the verdict,” the lawyer, Cato Johannesen, told Romerikes Blad on Tuesday.