Actor Dimitri Diatchenko, who had small parts in shows such as Sons of Anarchy and 2 Broke Girls, was recently arrested and charged on suspicion of killing and eating his ex-girlfriend’s pet rabbit. He also reportedly threatened to do the same to her!
The 46-year-old actor faces one felony count of cruelty to an animal with the use of knife and another felony count for allegedly making criminal threats, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement on Thursday.
Diatchenko is due to be arraigned in court on Dec. 30.
His manager had no immediate comment, but a Twitter account linked to the actor on Thursday featured a tweet that read, “Not true.”
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said in its statement that Diatchenko and his ex had continued to live together for some time after their romantic relationship ended.
Diatchenko killed the rabbit and made the threat on Dec. 7, after the victim said they should no longer be roommates.
Dimitri’s ex was not home when he killed, skinned, cooked and ate half of her rabbit and then sent her “step-by-step pictures” of the horrific acts. She returned home and the actor allegedly told her he would do the same to her.
Diatchenko was taken into custody that afternoon and was released almost 24 hours later after posting a $50,000 bond, records show.
Police have launched an investigation, prosecutors said, adding that Diatchenko faces a possible maximum sentence of four years and eight months in jail if convicted. Prosecutors plan to ask at his arraignment that bail be set at $90,000.
The actor, who is from San Francisco, played a Russian gangster on season 4 of Sons of Anarchy, which ended its run this past Tuesday, and portrayed Yuri on an episode of the comedy series 2 Broke Girls earlier this year.
He also appeared on shows such as Bones, Burn Notice, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and Walker, Texas Ranger, as well as the movies The Chernobyl Diaries and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
Dimitri’s Facebook profile shows two photos of a cute bunny rabbit, believed to be the one he killed.
Does this horrific story remind anyone of the movie Fatal Attraction, where Michael Douglas discovers his daughter’s pet rabbit boiled in a pot by his one-night stand Glenn Close? Creepy!
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