New York man accused of choking and beating dog caught on video

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A Long Island man accused of choking and beating a dog while throwing it to the ground in Long Island on Friday was recorded on video by an eyewitness and then posted to social media.The suspect was arrested on Friday.

According to the Suffolk County SPCA,  William Anthony Roberts, 47, was arrested and charged with animal cruelty. The disturbing video showed Roberts choking the female dog named Princess, picking her up by her collar off the ground and then repeatedly slamming her to the ground. The incident occurred in the parking lot of a McDonald’s restaurant located in Bay Shore.

Roberts has been charged with animal cruelty. Princess was seized from Roberts and taken to a veterinarian for evaluation.

Anyone with further information is asked to contact the Suffolk County SPCA at 631.382.7722.

(Photos of suspect choking and beating dog via Suffolk County SPCA)

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