A dog owner from Linthicum Heights, Maryland has been accused of dragging his dog behind his pickup truck on Saturday to “teach him a lesson ” for escaping the yard. Arrested on Wednesday at his home, Herbert Sensibaugh, 53, is alleged to have tied his dog to the bumper of the truck and dragged him for more than a quarter of mile. He now faces four counts of animal cruelty charges. In addition, he faces drug charges after cocaine and prescription medications of Oxycodone were found during a search of his home.
According to WtopNews, neighbors witnessed Sensibaugh dragging the black and white pointer named Rebel and described the dog as scared and unable to keep up with the truck. When witnesses confronted Sensibaugh and demanded him to stop, he refused and told everyone to mind their own business. An argument followed, and the suspect stated he was “disciplining the dog for escaping from his yard,” according to police.
Local residents state Sensibaugh has a history of abusing and neglecting his dog citing examples of Rebel tethered in the front yard on a very short chain. He has also been fined for hunting and fishing violations.
Rebel was transferred to an emergency veterinarian hospital where he is expected to make a full recovery.
(Photos of man dragging his dog behind truck screenshots via FoxNews)
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