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Dayton man arrested for punching his dog because it wouldn't urinate outside

McDaniel faces animal cruelty charges for punching his dog because it wouldn't go to the bathroom outside.
Montgomery County Jail booking photo

David McDaniel faces animal cruelty charges in Dayton, Ohio after a sheriff's deputy observed McDaniel punch his white American bulldog in the side as the two walked along Keats Avenue on Tuesday afternoon reported the Dayton Daily News.

When the deputy asked McDaniel, 31, why he hit the dog, McDaniel stated that the dog had been going to the bathroom in the motel room and would not urinate outdoors when taken for a walk. The bulldog and another dog were removed from McDaniel's custody and taken to Montgomery County's Animal Resource Center. He was also charged with failing to license his dogs.

McDaniel has previous unrelated warrants out for arrests; he was taken to the Montgomery County Jail.

A three-year-old child in the motel room was turned over to her mother who had been at work when the alleged animal cruelty situation occurred.

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