Newark police are investigating a disturbing animal cruelty incident which occurred at the South Ward when an emotionally charged man killed a dog on Friday afternoon. According to RlsMedia, an apparent stray dog appeared on Runyon Street and began chasing people in the area. As one man tried to run away, he tripped and fell and the dog attacked, but quickly retreated and ran away.
Moments later, a stranger appears walking down the street and spots the dog resting near a car. The man removes his belt and ties it around the dog’s neck walking the animal over to a nearby parking lot at which time the man lifts the dog up on a fence as the dog strangled to death. Horrified bystanders, including young children, witnessed the disturbing action and rushed over to save the dog, but it was already too later – the dog had died. The man responsible walked away, but not before shouting to witnesses it was not his dog.
The victim was not seriously injured. Authorities are continuing to investigate.
(Photos of emotionally charged man kills dog via screenshots from RlsMedia)
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