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Wife's had it with accused dog kicker, too

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Thomas Leurck is from Superior -- but that doesn't mean either his dog or his wife see him as a superior guy.

Leurck was reportedly busted in December for kicking his six-year-old beagle, Tikka, so hard that it had to undergo surgery. He soon wound up in jail, where he was served with a restraining order forbidding him to contact his wife. So what did he do? Immediately started calling her, resulting in another misdemeanor violation to go along with a misdemeanor cruelty to animals charge.

In the future, apparently, Leurck should be kept on a tighter leash.

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