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'Jackass' star didn't mean harm with puppy prank

Tuesday - 10/9/2012, 9:28am  ET

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - "Jackass" star Bam Margera says he condemns animal abuse and didn't mean any harm by a photo posted online showing him holding his pit bull puppy with a toy gun pointed to its head.

The 33-year-old Margera had posted the photo on Twitter, saying that if the dog made a mess in his bed again "Penny goes Bye Byes." The Philadelphia Inquirer reports ( http://bit.ly/SL6f9O) that Margera says he loves animals and wished he had made it more clear the gun was fake.

Margera, who is from suburban Philadelphia, says it was a joke.

Chester County SPCA officials, however, say it wasn't funny, even for a shock comedian like Margera. SPCA spokesman Rich Britton says Margera "missed the mark on this one."

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Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.philly.com


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