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Man gets 16 months for stealing car, killing dog trapped inside

A transient will serve 16 months in jail for stealing a car, parking it and leaving a dog trapped inside

A 30-year-old transient will serve more than a year in jail for stealing a car and subsequently killing a dog, authorities said Tuesday.

Danny Fis was sentenced to 16 months behind bars Tuesday after pleading no contest to one count of unlawful driving or taking of a vehicle and one count of cruelty to an animal, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

On Aug. 17, 2013, Fis stole a car that was left running with the air conditioner on for a dog inside while the owner ran into a North Hollywood store, according to the release.

Fis was accused of ditching the car with the windows rolled up, which caused the dog to die.  

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