Michael Terron Daniel was allegedly high on a designer drug known as K2 at the time and was said to be "going crazy."
Witnesses say Daniel informed residents at the Waco home where the incident took place that he was "on a bad trip from ingesting K-2" — a type of synthetic cannabis known to exacerbate existing psychoses — before getting down on his hands and knees and "chas[ing] a neighbor while barking and growling like a dog."
He then proceeded to beat and strangle the family dog before biting into it, "ripping pieces of flesh away." The dog was later pronounced dead at the scene.
According to Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton, officers arrived to find Daniel on the porch covered in blood. He asked the officers to fight him or use the stun gun "to help him get off his bad trip."
Daniel was charged with felony cruelty to a non-livestock animal and booked into McLennan County Jail where he remains.