Washington Man Charged With Blowing Up Family Dog He Believed Contained The Devil


Religious devotion as horrifying insanity. Washington’s KOIN reports:

A father with children in the house who was preparing for “the Rapture” blew up his family’s Labrador Retriever because the devil was inside the dog, court documents showed.

Christopher Dillingham, 45, allegedly attached an explosive device to his dog and detonated it Sunday outside their home.

A slew of 911 calls sent deputies to Dillingham’s home. They found the remains of the dog strewn about the yard and arrested Dillingham on the spot. Dillingham told Skamania County deputies “the world is going to end” because and he was preparing.

He said he believed “the souls of demons” were inside the metal objects in the house, the documents said. His ex-girlfriend, he told the deputies, gave him the dog, named Cabella, and “put the devil in it.”

10 Comments on "Washington Man Charged With Blowing Up Family Dog He Believed Contained The Devil"

  1. Matt Staggs | Aug 9, 2013 at 8:58 am |

    Ruh roh.

  2. Anarchy Pony | Aug 9, 2013 at 10:18 am |

    Jesus Christ!
    Fourteen hours and only one person got that reference?

  3. Calypso_1 | Aug 9, 2013 at 10:42 am |

    Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh. For we are the circumcision that worships God.

  4. HasserVision | Aug 9, 2013 at 1:39 pm |

    Just for clarification, KOIN TV is actually a Portland, Oregon news station. They cover southwestern Washington as well. 🙂

  5. InfvoCuernos | Aug 9, 2013 at 3:42 pm |

    Dog Gone!
    Must have been that Son of Sam Hound.

  6. RockyMissouri | Aug 14, 2013 at 10:21 pm |

    I hope he rots in hell……..

    • Calypso_1 | Aug 14, 2013 at 11:13 pm |

      I hope he receives psychiatric care and makes a full recovery.

      • RockyMissouri | Aug 15, 2013 at 1:23 am |

        Do you TRULY think that psychiatric care will improve him if he is awaiting the ‘rapture’…?

        • Calypso_1 | Aug 15, 2013 at 7:22 am |

          Yes. The underlying religious structure of the delusions are irrelevant and very common in psychosis. Despite the fact that one might find belief in the rapture itself to be delusional there are millions who hold this belief without being seriously mentally ill.

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