By Kim Rahn
A 52-year-old man was caught for attempting to eat his landlady's pet dog.
The man, identified as Park, took the pet Chihuahua into his room, while his 69-year-old landlady Jeon was in the bathroom. He then killed the dog and attempted to cook it at the boarding house in Jongno, Seoul, Monday afternoon.
Park tried to scorch the dog before cooking it in his room, but his clothes in the room caught fire and emitted smoke. His neighbors called the firefighters and his attempt to cook the dog was detected by neighbors and firefighters, according to police.
Police quoted Park, drunk when apprehended, as saying, ``I did so because I was hungry.''
He was booked without physical detention on charges of theft.