Bayron Reyez Lopez, 23

Bayron Reyez Lopez, 23

SAN CLEMENTE -- A San Clemente man was convicted Friday of vandalizing his apartment complex and then killing a dog by slamming its head against a sidewalk numerous times.

Bayron Reyes Lopez, 26, pleaded guilty to one felony count of animal cruelty and one felony count of vandalism.

He was sentenced to one year in jail and three years of formal probation. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has placed a hold on Reyes, who is expected to be deported to Mexico after he completes his sentence.

The bizarre rampage began shortly after 4:30 a.m. on December 30, 2009, when deputies were called to an apartment building in the 1100 block of Calle del Cerro because of a loud radio.

Deputies tried to contact the resident, identified as Lopez, but no one was inside. Authorities believe Lopez jumped from a third-story window when deputies arrived.

Lopez had vandalized his apartment complex by shattering the glass doors to the gym using a metal chair.

Dispatchers then received a called at 6:09 a.m. from a frantic woman who said her dog had been violently attacked by a man.

The woman said she was walking her 5-year-old mini schnauzer, Kokanee, when a man grabbed her dog, choked it, and slammed the animal onto the sidewalk, killing it.

The man turned out to be Lopez, according to authorities.

Minutes later, authorities received another call.

This time, Lopez was reported running naked in the Rancho San Clemente Tennis Club located at 111 Vista Montana.

When officers arrived at the tennis club, they found Lopez nude lying on his stomach in a pool of coffee.

Police arrested Lopez at the club, where he had worked as a maintenance man for three years.

Kokanee died in her owner's arms while being transported to a veterinary hospital in Mission Viejo.