Man who was caught on camera beating dog in Duarte turns himself in
LOS ANGELES - A man who was caught on video beating a dog at an industrial park in Duarte has turned himself in.
The incident under investigation stems from video shared in a neighborhood watch group in Duarte.
The video shows a man beating a dog for more than 10 minutes. The owner of a business in the industrial park noticed the incident when checking the video earlier this week.
On Friday the man turned himself in to authorities. The dog is now with the San Gabriel humane society.
"The dog is cowering throughout the video," said one member who didn’t want to give her full name. "We’re crying watching it because it’s raw and really traumatic to watch, honestly."
The video taken Sunday shows a man park his car in the lot of an industrial complex. He takes a German Shepherd mix out of the back of his car by leash then begins to hit the dog.
The dog gets away at times, but the man never loses the leash.
The video ends after the man stops beating the dog then puts it back in the car and drives off.
The extent of the dog’s injuries is unknown.
"He needs to be convicted of this," added the anonymous neighbor who is a dog owner herself, "a dog just wants to be loyal to us and love us. We want him apprehended."
PETA offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the location of the dog as well as to the arrest and conviction of the dog’s attacker. It is unknown who will receive that reward now that the suspect is in custody.
"This clearly terrified dog was punched, kicked, and dragged in a merciless, prolonged attack," says PETA Senior Vice President Colleen O’Brien.
LASD’s Temple Division is handling the case and urges anyone with any information to contact them at 626-285-7171.