Former NYPD Blue writer Ted Shuttleworth—a full grown man—has been arrested for punching a 4 1/2-pound poodle so hard that it died of a brain injury.

Shuttleworth—again, a full grown man—was angry with Lola, the poodle. Isadora Monk Shuttleworth, his wife, says it was an "accident."

He faces up to a year in prison.

[via Gothamist]