A 26-year-old man from Van Alstyne, Texas, was arrested for animal cruelty after he was allegedly observed abusing a dog while on a break at work, reported Thursday's KTEN News.
A disturbed witness phoned 9-1-1 after seeing Morgan Wentz abusing a dog while on break from his job at a Sonic Drive-In on Wednesday night.
Wentz is accused of kicking the black and white dog, and burning the dog's nose with his lit cigarette.
Responding officers arrested Wentz on a charge of cruelty to a non-livestock animal.
The abused dog was seized by the officers and taken to the Sherman Animal Shelter. No one has determined if the dog was a stray, or if the dog had simply wandered from a home nearby.
Wentz could face up to two years in jail if convicted, along with thousands in fines. Other employees at the Sonic restaurant told KTEN News that they believe that Wentz has been fired from his job following the alleged abuse.
Click here to watch the news clip about this disturbing crime.
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