Sacramento police arrested a 15-year-old boy Thursday after he allegedly burglarized a home and stabbed the family's Chihuahua to death, according to authorities.
The family returned to their home on Majorca Circle about 3 p.m. and saw a young boy they recognized bolt from the garage, said police Sgt. Andrew Pettit.
As some family members chased the boy, others went inside to find the home ransacked. They also found the family's pet Chihuahua, who had been kept in a pen in the garage, stabbed to death, Pettit said.
Family members and neighbors caught up with the boy and reported they found him with a bloody knife.
They called police, and officers arrested the teen on suspicion of burglary and felony cruelty to an animal, Pettit said.
His name has not been released because he is a minor.