Man taken into custody after being caught on camera throwing puppy around yard
Man arrested and taken into custody after being caught on camera tossing puppy across yard outside California junior high school
- Michael Williams, 29, of Barstow, was arrested after Ring’s doorbell camera caught him abusing his puppy on the lawn
- He was caught repeatedly throwing the dog across the lawn and sidewalk and kicking the animal while on a leash
- Williams was arrested for animal cruelty, which is punishable by up to three years in prison in the state of California.
A man was arrested after a Ring camera caught him throwing a dog around a yard near a California school.
Michael Williams, 29, of Barstow, was seen on CCTV letting his dog out on a leash as it whimpered in pain and lay low on the ground.
Moments later, his neighbor’s doorbell camera captured him pushing the terrified animal across the lawn before picking it up and letting it go a few feet.
The small dog squealed in pain and tried to lie on the ground to avoid being picked up, but Williams grabbed the animal and threw it to the pavement three more times. Eventually he removed the dog’s collar and told it to “go.”
Police later arrested Williams at his apartment on Upton Drive near Barstow High School and took him into custody. The dog was also taken from the house, it is reported PPV_TahoeInstagram account claiming to have reported the incident.
Michael Williams, 29, of Barstow, was seen on CCTV letting his dog off the leash as it whimpered in pain and crouched low to the ground. Moments later, his neighbor’s doorbell camera captured him kicking the small animal across the lawn before picking it up and launching it several feet
Police later arrested Williams at his apartment on Upton Drive near Barstow High School and took him into custody
When Barstow police officers arrived at his home later that morning, he could be heard aggressively asking officers, “What animal?” I don’t resist. What animal? You’re not explaining anything, can you just explain?”
A woman can also be heard asking for an explanation.
The officers inform them that they are there to arrest Williams for animal cruelty and that they have been investigating the incident.
Williams became very angry and asked “what did you investigate” and that they were “really violating my rights.”
Williams accused the officers of “violating my rights” after they told him they were arresting him for animal cruelty
It turned out that the dog was not seriously injured. The animal was also taken from the house
Seconds later, Williams was seen in the footage with his hands cuffed behind his back as he was escorted away by an officer.
“Animal cruelty, f**k,” he says as he is led to the police cruiser.
Several other officers follow behind.
He was charged with animal cruelty, which in California is punishable by up to three years in prison.