According to Friday’s Fox 4 News, a truck driver was caught on surveillance video disposing of a puppy’s body at a truck stop in Lee County, Florida. The disturbing video prompted an investigation by animal services and shortly thereafter, the identity of the man was determined.
The person who disposed of the black Labrador retriever puppy’s body has been identified as 38-year-old Tommy Knight of Branford, Florida. Knight claims that he had found the dead puppy behind the Love’s Truck Stop service center before disposing of it in a nearby dumpster.
Knight’s explanation is enough to keep him out of trouble for animal cruelty, but he is still facing a civil citation for improper disposal of a pet. Fox 4 reports that Knight has a prior criminal history, including charges for burglary and trafficking stolen property.
It remains a mystery as to who owned the pup – nobody has come forward to say that the pup belonged to them.