On Monday morning, a Jack Russell terrier was struck and killed by someone driving a blue, 4-door sedan in St. Petersburg, Fla., alley.
According to Tuesday's WTSP News, detectives are hopeful that the public might recognize the car and be able to lead them to the driver responsible for the dog's death.
Surveillance images indicate that this was more than a tragic car versus dog incident.
In fact, based on a witness recount, and surveillance footage, it appears that the dog was purposefully struck and killed.
The dog killed Monday morning was named "Snoopy," and he had slipped out of his fenced yard.
A witness told the Tampa Bay News that the driver had turned around in the vehicle, which she believes may have been a Hyundai Sonota, and chased after the dog.
"The dog was running for its life,"
The six-year-old dog was no match for the vehicle and was quickly mowed over. The driver of the car sped away.
The incident took place in an alley located on the 5100 block between Third and Fourth avenues N.
Anyone with information should call the non-emergency number at 727-893-7780, Text-A-Tip to 727-420-8911 or leave a confidential tip at 727-892-5000.
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