Man Dragged Puppy Down the Street, LAPD Alleges (PHOTOS)
A suspect who cops say was captured on video dragging a helpless puppy up and down a Southwest L.A. street was in jail this week, facing suspicion of felony animal cruelty, the LAPD announced.
The suspect was identified as 28-year-old Dossey James. A neighbor captured the scene on video, and the department released still photos, seen here. (Warning: The photo below is more graphic).
According to a police statement ...
... Dossey actually had faced "another similar incident of animal abuse alleged against James."
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What possible, sick motive could have been involved here wasn't made clear.
Cops said the puppy refused to walk before being dragged down the middle of a street on Jan. 3. Witnesses said the canine was "leaving a blood trail," but the suspect continued to drag it, police said.
The pooch had lacerations to its legs and stomach but was expected to make a full recovery, the department said.
James was charged last week with two felony counts of suspicion of animal cruelty, police said. He was jailed in lieu of $145,000 bail.
The case was investigated by the LAPD's Animal Cruelty Task Force.
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