News Jose Rodriguez stabbed boyfriend’s dog to death on Upper East Side, NYPD says Police tape at an undated crime scene. Photo Credit: iStock By Alison Fox email@example.com @AlisonFox February 22, 2016 1:10 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email An Upper East Side man was charged with stabbing his boyfriend’s dog to death when he thought the man was cheating over the weekend, police said A jealous José Rodriguez, 39, took the 5-year-old dog, Buddy, out for a walk around 10 a.m. on Saturday. His boyfriend had gone to Texas to visit family there and Rodriguez assumed he was seeing someone in the Lone Star State. Standing on 78th Street, near the FDR Drive, Rodriguez allegedly took out a kitchen knife and stabbed the small dog twice. A witness saw the gruesome scene and the dog with a knife sticking out of it and called police, cops said. Rodriguez was arrested about 30 minutes later. Buddy was taken to the ASPCA, but couldn’t be saved. Rodriguez was charged with aggravated cruelty to animals, criminal mischief, and criminal possession of a weapon, police said. Attorney information was not immediately available for Rodriguez. By Alison Fox firstname.lastname@example.org @AlisonFox Alison covers law enforcement and breaking news. She previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, and has a master’s degree from Northwestern University and bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.