An unemployed drunken creep who lives in Oldbury, West Midlands, United Kingdom was snagged on a closed circuit video camera in an elevator beating his dog. On Wednesday, Richard Cheshire, 34, pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to a dog when he appeared in front of a judge at Birmingham Magistrates Court.
According to the Metro, Cheshire’s despicable actions were caught last September in the foyer of the apartment house where he lived. During his half-drunken rampage, which lasted a half-hour, area residents heard him yelling and kicking the dog named Pablo. In addition, the video showed how he stamped on the dog’s head and then spit on him during the attack. Rafe Turner, the prosecuting attorney for the RSPCA, stated an investigation was launched after the video was turned over to the animal protection organization.
“What you see is the dog being thrown across the floor of the landing and struck at least twice and spat at,” Mr. Turner told the court. The dog keeps running away and not coming to heel, probably with good reason, while the defendant chased after it.”
Pablo was not seriously hurt and the terrier mix will be made available for adoption. Cheshire’s attorney told the court his client really does love dogs, and had just taken Pablo into his home one week prior to the disturbing situation, but had been suffering from anxiety and depression and used alcohol to cope with his issues.
The judge sentenced Cheshire to a 12-month community order with the requirement to perform 120 hours unpaid work and ordered to pay $480. court costs. In addition he has been banned from keeping animals for life, but may apply after two years.
(Photos of drunken creep via screenshots from the Metro of CCTV submitted to RSPCA)
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