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Ex-KISS Guitarist -- Blood, Cuts, and 4 Dead Dogs

5/23/2011 10:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Former KISS guitarist Vincent Cusano -- aka Vinnie Vincent -- allegedly smacked his wife in the face and dragged her through a pile of broken glass on the night he was arrested ... and when cops arrived to the house, they found 4 dead dogs at the scene ... this according to law enforcement.


The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office tells TMZ ... on May 22, Vincent's wife, Diane, arrived to the Sheriff's Office "covered in blood" and reeking of alcohol.

Cops say 44-year-old Diane told the officers how she had just escaped from the couple's Tennessee home ... after Vincent "smacked her in the face" following an argument about a "female subject [Vincent] was talking to." She says Vincent then "grabbed her by the hair and threw her down to the ground."

Diane says Vincent then "dragged her through a pile of glass from a broken plate that had been on the floor since before the argument had started."

Diane told police she tried to get away -- but 58-year-old Vincent threw her to the ground 4 more times. She eventually escaped and drove herself to the station.

Cops dispatched officers to the home -- where they found Vincent and "four sealed containers containing deceased dogs."

Diane told the cops .... the dogs had been "killed by one of their aggressive dogs."

Vincent was eventually arrested and booked for aggravated domestic assault -- and his bond was set at $10,000.  TMZ obtained his mug shot, pictured above.

An animal service team was contacted to look into the dead dog situation.


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dudes messed up
your a douche bag lander !!

1258 days ago


I am ashamed of you Vincent. Sounds like you wanted to Rock n Roll All Night and Party Every Day.

1258 days ago


He looked more masculine with the KISS makeup on.

1258 days ago


he looks like a *****!!

1258 days ago


What is up with ex-Kiss guitarists?..OK here is the run down..Ace Frehley is a drunk and got kicked out..twice from the band..Mark St.John had a terminal disease and died(RIP) and Now Vinnie Vincent with this...We are waiting for Bruce Kulick to do something bad and scandalous,but I guess that will never happen becouse he is a good dude along with the current guitar player Tommy Thayer...Anyway that was a sh$tty thing Vinnie did and he should be jailed for this...

1258 days ago


What a charming couple. Gene Simmons is reading this from the comfort of his Beverly Hills mansion and laughing, and laughing...

1258 days ago


hey lady!

1258 days ago


Lock him up`````````````` throw away the key!! Bet there's A LOT more to this story!! RIP 4 dead doggies!

1258 days ago


There's a reason why Kiss fired Vinnie Vincent in the early 1990's. Vinnie was rumored to not be a team player, and now after murdering these poor defensless dogs, it appears Vinnie is not a team player for the human race either.

1258 days ago


Nothing that Dr Love can't cure.

1258 days ago


Wow. What a LOSER.

1258 days ago



1258 days ago


Arnold's mistress (Mildred Baena) looks more manly than this guy.

1258 days ago

Buck Boy    

Heterosexuals suck.

1258 days ago


This is one creepy story. Shame on him for beating his wife, and shame on whoever is responsible for the dogs. I don't know about you, but if I had an agressive dog, I wouldn't let it loose around other dogs. I can understand an agressive dog killing ONE dog...maybe before they knew how agressive he was...but FOUR dogs? WTF? I'm guessing Vinnie is batshiat crazy and killed them or either there's some serious neglect going on.

And I understand that some women stay with an abusive man/relationship as part of a sick cycle, but up. Parents need to start teaching their women to get a job, make some money, and stop depending on men to support them. Women who are self-sufficient rarely wind up beaten and pregnant with little recourse. Women who are taught beauty is the main asset rarely develop skills and personalities needed to make it through real-life. Get used to it everybody, looks are going to fade. It's only a matter of time.

1258 days ago
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