A woman has told a court her boyfriend turned her cute dog into a Nazi after he trained it to give salutes and respond to videos of Adolf Hitler.
Suzanne Kelly, 29, said her partner Mark Meechan had recorded the pug, Buddha, responding to statements such as ‘gas the Jews’ and ‘Sieg Heil’ and put it on YouTube.
After complaints were made about the content, police were called in and he was arrested for allegedly committing a hate crime by uploading the ‘M8 Yer Dugs a Nazi’ video in April last year.
Suzanne Kelly (right, outside court earlier today) told a court her boyfriend Markus Meechan (left) turned her cute dog into a Nazi after he trained it to give salutes and respond to videos of Adolf Hitler
Miss Kelly was giving evidence at Airdrie Sheriff Court where Meechan, 29, of Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, has denied any wrong doing and insisted he only did it to annoy his girlfriend of three years.
Giving evidence at his trial, Miss Kelly, a customer service advisor, said: ‘I came home from work one day and saw it because it had gone viral. He said “don’t freak out, this video I have made has went viral”.
‘I was just annoyed that he had made my dog look like something evil because he is a lovely little dog.
‘I know that these words were used in the context of the video but it did not make me feel anything towards Mark himself because I know what kind of person he is.
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