New Hampshire father strangles coyote that attacked his child

iStockA New Hampshire man killed a coyote with his bare hands after the animal attacked his young child, according to police.

Authorities had received multiple calls regarding a violent coyote Monday morning prior to its encounter with the family, the Kensington Police Department said in a press release.

Around 8:40 a.m., police in Hampton Falls received a report of a coyote attacking a vehicle on Drinkwater Road near on Drinkwater Road, near the border of Hampton Falls and Kensington.

The Kensington Police Department received a call about 20 minutes later from a 62-year-old woman who stated that she and her dogs were attacked by a coyote on her porch on Hemlock Road after she opened the sliding door to her home.

In that incident, the dogs retreated into the home, and the coyote attempted to follow them inside, police said. The woman was bitten as she fought to keep the coyote out of her home. She was treated at the hospital, and she and her dogs both received a first round of rabies shots.

Around 11 a.m., the same coyote attacked a family walking on a trail in Exeter, prompting the father of the child to go "into protection mode," police said.

The man "suffocated the coyote until it succumbed," police said.

Kensington police had shared a photo of a coyote chasing a car earlier in the day and warned residents, though it's not clear if it's the same one.

Human-coyote encounters in suburban areas are typically rare, even in places where coyotes are found in large numbers, according to the Humane Society. Coyotes are nocturnal, seldom seen during the daytime and are usually scared away by the presence of the human.

Officers from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department have taken the coyote's body to be tested for rabies.

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Man dies after being zipped into suitcase, girlfriend arrested

Man dies after being zipped into suitcase, girlfriend arrestedOrange County Sheriff's Office(WINTER PARK, Fla.) -- A woman in Florida has been arrested in the death of her boyfriend after she allegedly zipped him into a suitcase and left him there for hours, authorities said.

Sarah Boone, 42, called authorities Monday afternoon to report that her boyfriend, 42-year-old Jorge Torres Jr., was dead at her Winter Park home, according to the arrest affidavit. Boone said they were playing hide-and-seek when the couple "jokingly thought it would be funny if Jorge got in the suitcase," and Boone zipped him inside.

Boone said they had been drinking alcohol that night, the affidavit said. She said she then "went upstairs and passed out in her bed."

Boone said she woke up around 11 a.m. when her phone rang multiple times, the affidavit said.

When Boone went downstairs and didn't see her boyfriend anywhere, she "realized that he was possibly still inside the suitcase," the affidavit said. Boone unzipped the suitcase and found Torres unresponsive and not breathing.

When deputies responded to her 911 call, Torres was found lying by the front door near a blue suitcase, the affidavit said. He had a small laceration on his lip and apparent bruising around his eye. Torres was declared dead around 1 p.m.

As authorities investigated, they recovered video from Boone's phone in which Torres was repeatedly yelling out Boone's name, the affidavit said.

Torres was seen on the video pushing on the suitcase, trying to escape, according to the affidavit.

In the video, according to the affidavit, Boone said to Torres, "For everything you've done to me," then laughed and said, "F--- you. Stupid."

Torres repeatedly called out his girlfriend's name, and told her, 'I can't f------ breathe, seriously," the video showed, according to the affidavit. When Torres repeatedly told Boone he couldn't breathe, Boone replied, "That's what I feel like when you cheat on me ... You should probably shut the f--- up."

Arrested: Sarah Boone, 42, for Second Degree Murder in the death of 42-year-old Jorge Torres Jr., who died after Boone zipped him into a suitcase, and didn’t return for hours. pic.twitter.com/JCHWG7WNkp

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Bonne was booked on Wednesday for second-degree murder. She does not yet have an attorney or a court date.

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