An Ohio man found himself behind bars in Trumbull County this week after he allegedly kicked an eight-week-old puppy to death. According to Thursday’s publication of the Vindicator, the horrific incident took place on May 21 when 23-year-old Maurice U. Brown allegedly took out his anger at the pup’s owner with a swift, life-ending kick to the innocent pup.
According to the police report, the puppy was “non-responsive” when they arrived. A Warren police officer wrote, “[H]e kicked it really hard, sending it into the street.”
Brown reportedly came to an apartment, uninvited and when he was asked to leave, he became angry – the woman who lived at the apartment was allegedly threatened by Brown. The pup came into harm’s way after following the woman out of the apartment – it was during that time that the grown man allegedly chose to turn his anger on the tiny puppy in the form of a powerful kick.
Brown is facing a felony animal cruelty charge thanks to Goddard’s Law, (House Bill 60) which makes it a fifth-degree felony to knowingly cause serious harm to a companion animal.
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