The man who police say was naked and choking a pet Rottweiler when he was shot by a homeowner in Miami is being held without bond following his first appearance in court.
Jeffrey Delice, 20, was denied bond during a brief appearance before Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Jorge Rodriguez-Chomat on Sunday. His next court appearance was set for Jan. 27.
He's been charged with burglary with assault, animal cruelty, lewd and lascivious battery and resisting an officer with violence in the Jan. 2 incident that began when the homeowner was awoken around 5 a.m. when he heard a commotion and dogs barking outside his residence in the area of Northwest 2nd Avenue and 56th Street.
When the homeowner went to check out the noise, he confronted Delice, who was completely naked and trying to choke the dog, police said.
Delice jumped on the homeowner, who was able to pull out a weapon and shoot the nude man in the leg and hold him until officers arrived, police said.
Delice was hospitalized and later booked into jail, records showed. It's unknown whether he has an attorney.