Police have arrested a 29-year-old Harlem man after security footage caught him abusing a dog (not his own) in an elevator — in the same building where a 21-year-old was caught attacking his girlfriend’s Pomeranian-Chihuahua mix (also in the elevator) in January. What’s wrong with this place? Video after the jump.
Via the New York Times:
The man, identified as Carlos Baez, is seen violently yanking the leash of the dog — a 10-pound, three-year-old spotted male mutt named Dutch — then kicking him and slamming him into a wall in the lobby of the Grant Houses at Amsterdam Avenue and West 127th Street.
It is the second time this year that such an incident was captured on video at the Grant Houses.
Mr. Baez, 29, was arrested October 2 and charged with animal torture and marijuana possession for the incident, which took place on September 30. The announcement of the arrest was delayed until Wednesday because the police’s public information office just recently received the videotape.
The dog was reportedly not injured and has been returned to its owner. In January, 21-year-old Chris Gant was arrested for a similar attack in the same building, where he was also caught on an elevator security camera kicking his girlfriend’s dog.
Video of Baez’s (disturbing) attack, released yesterday by the NYPD, below: