In a case of alleged animal cruelty in Columbus, Ohio, police officers rescued a dog who a witness stated saw his owner punch and kick the pup because it ran away. Then the witness saw the man lock the dog in the trunk of his vehicle.
According to NbcNews, James Combs, 34, was arrested on Friday in Marysville and was charged with animal cruelty after police pulled the dog out of the trunk. Combs told police the dog bit him and he was taking her home, but would never abuse her and just put her in the trunk. He denied he kicked the dog; instead had pushed out a kick in the general direction.
The witness said Combs approached him and asked him if he wanted to buy a pit bull for $25. The man refused. When the dog started to run away, Combs caught it, slammed the pooch against the car and threw it into the trunk.
When the trunk was opened, the dog wagged his tail as if nothing had happened; he had no apparent injuries.
Combs has been charged with two counts of animal cruelty – one for allegedly kicking the dog and one for putting the animal in the trunk. The dog has been taken to the Union County Humane Society.
(Photos via screenshots from WcmhNews)
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