Police in Sheffield, Alabama, have been inundated with calls from people who are concerned about a man who was seen in photos, pointing a gun at a dog’s head. According to Thursday’s WAIT News, the frightening photos hit Facebook on Sunday and quickly began circulating on the social media outlet.
Sheffield Police Chief Greg Ray told WAFF News, the huge influx of calls about the photos has resulted in half of the department’s investigators being assigned to the case. The identity of the man is known to the authorities, but his name has not yet been released because he is not currently facing charges.
Investigators are actively searching for the man, who may be in hiding. It is reported that the man has several warrants, for misdemeanor crimes, in Tuscaloosa and Florence – it is unclear if he will face charges for the disturbing photos or not. According to Chief Ray, the man “should” face charges, but there is no guarantee that his behavior warrants an actual crime.
The Sheffield Police Department created a Facebook post about the situation:
Sheffield Police would again like to thank everyone again for the concern for the dog that has been posted. Once again, we are looking into it. Information can not be released at this time. A earlier post from Sheffield Police was deleted because of language in the comments . If there is any post that have unacceptable language will be deleted.