A Texas man has been arrested and charged after police viewed a video circulating on social media which shows him abusing a small dog. On Thursday, the El Paso Police Department issued a news release about the cruelty investigation:
20- year old Caleb Hicks was arrested yesterday and charged with Cruelty to Animals in connection to a video posted on social media outlets. Investigators with the El Paso Police Department’s Animal Cruelty Investigations Unit were made aware of the video by El Paso Animal Services.
According to the news release, the video shows Hicks repeatedly kicking his dog, a Shih Tzu, and then hurling the dog into the air. The authorities state:
The video depicts Hicks kicking Teddy, his 3 year old male Shihtzu dog, in the parking lot of 921 N Zaragoza Rd. Hicks is seen kicking Teddy multiple times, hurling him in the air as Teddy yelps in pain and tumbles into the tire of a nearby parked car.
There is no information provided about the fate of the dog who was being abused. Hicks was arrested and booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility on a $5000 bond issued by Jail Magistrate Hamilton.
(Booking image via Facebook)
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