Shmuck of the Week: Yet another puppy killer

Keeping a dog alive doesn't seem like such a difficult task, but every once in a while a very dumb man discovers a new way to kill one.

A while back, it was Quincy Vanderbilt, who left his dog in a closed-up car while his girlfriend tried out for American Idol. This week it was Boulder's Kenneth Gookin.

Gookin, who's 26 and, if you look closely, actually looks a lot like a bewildered dog, is the owner of a four-month-old beagle, which -- being, you know, A FUCKING PUPPY -- had a tendency to bark and chew on stuff. But instead of getting him trained or giving him to someone who would or killing him in some way-more-humane manner, he decided to put tape over his mouth and lock him in a bathroom.


The dog, of course, died, since dogs, like humans and other living things, need to breathe in air to keep being alive and whatnot. He's been arrested on animal-cruelty charges. He's also our Shmuck of the Week.

Meet more shmucks in our Shmuck of the Week archive.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >