In Warren, Ohio, a man was arrested on Saturday afternoon on separate charges although police are investigating the suspect’s connection to a viral dog skinning video released on social media just days ago. Warren police were overwhelmed with messages and information concerning the man seen on the video skinning a dog.
Scott Anthony Winter, 46, has been identified as the man alleged in the video shown standing over a dog hanging from a rope with a bucket underneath it to catch the blood as the man skinned the dog. Winter lives in Stark County on Palmyra Road.
According to WkbnNews, Warren Police Department Detective Michael Altiere stated the incident happened months ago, although the video of the horrific act was only released on social media last weekend. The son, who owned the dog, wanted everyone to know what his dad and his girlfriend had supposedly done to his pet. It is not known if the pit bull was dead or alive when skinned. Winter had a warrant out for failing to appear for supervised community service in 2016 for an animal cruelty offense and was subsequently arrested.
The investigation continues. Winter is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday morning.
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