The New York Police Department wants the public's help identifying the man who kicked, slapped, and spit on a helpless, small dog in the Wagner House elevator on East 120th Street in Harlem. On Friday, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the identity and arrest of the man shown brutally beating the dog. A $2,000 reward by the community has also been offered.
The cruel treatment was caught on videotape on August 26 at 11:30. The man in the elevator shown with the dog was wearing a red tee shirt and baseball cap. His hair was in corn rows.
The difficult to watch video shows the man brutally kicking the absolutely defenseless little dog.
According to Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, there have been no signs of the dog. The NYPD released the video hoping someone will come forward who recognizes the man and the dog.
Last year the NYPD released a similar graphic video of Irving Sanchez brutally abusing his pit bull mix dog named Max in an elevator at the same location. As Sanchez walked into the elevator, the dog immediately cowered as Sanchez repeatedly kicked the dog. Sanchez was charged with aggravated animal cruelty.
In New York aggravated animal cruelty carries a sentence of two years in prison and/or a $1,000 fine.
If you have any information as to the man in the elevator, please call Crime Stopper at 1-800-577-TIPS or text CRIMES and enter TIP577. You can email information by clicking here.
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