Video shows man beating crying puppy with a mop handle

A south Los Angeles man is under arrest after a cell phone video allegedly showed him beating a crying three-month-old puppy with a mop handle. According to AbcNews7, the disturbing animal cruelty situation occurred in October – the entire situation caught on camera by a neighbor who notified authorities.

Davion Shawntell Oatez, 24, was taken into custody on Wednesday and charged with two counts of animal cruelty with an enhancement charge for using a dangerous weapon when committing a felony. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Los Angeles is leading the investigation. The video shows a puppy screaming in pain and fright as a man throws the dog to the ground several times. The neighbor also told authorities he saw the man beat the puppy with a mop handle also.

The puppy, named Fifty was seized from Oatez, and veterinarians examining him stated the dog “undoubtedly suffered from violent mistreatment and beating inflicted by its owner.” In a statement released by a spokesperson for the organization, the video was very hard to watch and hear:

“The dog was screaming and crying and the person was compelled to get out their cellphone and take video because they knew if was wrong…. We’re very fortunate that we have lots of people that care deeply about animals and have enough instinct to take video and share that with us.”

Oatez has since been released from jail and is scheduled to be arraigned later this month.

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(Photos of dog beaten with mop handle freezeshot of Youtube video)

Warning: Video is graphic and may not be suitable for all audiences.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snwPpUULzAA

14 replies
  1. Edward says:

    Brawl at the person taking the video really give a s*** about that poor animal he would have f****** took that guy and broke his f****** neck work with people that just look and do nothing it was a child when he stood there and took a video of it because I was beaten and almost killed this world is so f***** up

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    • Kathie Adams Maddocks Russell says:

      Yes, you’re right…mostly…sort of…but had they not had the video the guy wouldn’t have been able to be charged. It’s a hard situation either way. These days without video proof, authorities won’t do anything cuz you can’t prove anything happened. I would have videoed it, but then I would have had to step in also.

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  2. rieann says:

    i would have went out and hit him and video it i couldn’t have let that go on… WHY WAS HE LET OUT bet he beats on humans to,, we NEED BETTER LAWS NOT HITS ON THE HAND AND TOLD NOT TO DO IT AGAIN

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  3. Barkley's Mom says:

    Yes the witness took out their cell phone and made a video, why didn’t they try to stop the thug? Why didn’t they call the authorities and put a stop to this much sooner? For God’s sake, this happened in October and the poor pup has been suffering this abuse until last Wednesday? I don’t understand humanity, I wouldn’t have stood there taping, I would have done something!

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  4. lilsdad73 says:

    Why just why. Poor little baby getting beaten to s**t, who couldn’t watch this and feel anything but seething anger. FFS get this demon already and deliver a beating!! F*****g a*****e

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  5. Roselyne CORNETTE says:

    Cette pourriture doit payer le prix fort, il doit être condamné à la peine maximale et doit subir les mêmes souffrances que ce pauvre bébé pendant toute sa période en prison. C’est un criminel, un barbare, un consanguin , une sous merde.

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  6. Theresa says:

    That fucking piece of shit needs his hands chopped off so he can never hurt any innocent animal again fucking piece of shit this goes to all animal abusers

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  7. Deborah J. says:

    ALL of us need to really be the voices for animals everyday! Animals depend on us to STOP those who hurt and neglect those animals who cannot defend themselves! I that stupid bastard arrested and thrown in jail for a very long time! MAKE IT HAPPEN!

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