MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. A South Carolina man is accused of putting his family's pet hamster in the oven - and turning it on.

Police say David Bohnsack, 56, was in a fight with his girlfriend over the weekend. Bohnsack's girlfriend, Kelly Shields, 53, was also arrested and charged with assault.

Law enforcement said Shields went after him with a cast iron skillet breaking a bone in his shoulder.

Officials said Shields managed to grab the animal from the oven and return it to its cage unharmed.

Bohnsack was charged with cruelty to animals and criminal domestic violence. Shields was charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature.

Police say the couple had been drinking.

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