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Dog tormentor spat in Swedish woman's face

Dog tormentor spat in Swedish woman's face

Published: 15 Feb 2013 10:59 GMT+01:00
Updated: 15 Feb 2013 10:59 GMT+01:00

A 40-year-old woman reacted angrily when she saw the dog walker, 22, jerk the dog's leash so hard the puppy lifted from the ground.

A picture that she took from the incident in central Malmö shows the small animal desperately flailing at the end of the leash, with its red collar digging into its neck.

She said she also intervened because the man kicked the puppy several times.

The man reacted angrily at being confronted.

"It's my dog and I do what I want," he allegedly told the woman before spitting in her face, according to a report in the regional Skånska Dagbladet newspaper.

When he walked away and again tugged at the leash, the woman took the picture of the pup dangling from its collar. The man returned and reportedly spat at her a second time before punching her twice in the face.

The 22-year-old was charged for animal cruelty, harassment, and assault in court on Thursday. He has denied all charges.

The puppy was taken into care shortly after the incident. The 40-year-old woman and two witnesses took note of the man's address as he walked home, allowing the police to respond immediately.

The police records note that the puppy appeared frightened of its owner. It was also limping as its paws seemed not to have been cared for. The puppy also eagerly drank the water given to it.

The suspect, meanwhile, told the police repeatedly to stop being kind to the dog.

"He shouldn't like people," he reportedly said, before denying that the puppy's sore paws were due to neglect.

"He fell off the sofa, I'd never hurt the dog, he's like a son to me," he said according to Skånska Dagbladet.

He also told the police that he lifted the puppy by the leash to "help it onto the pavement".

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Your comments about this article

13:02 February 15, 2013 by soultraveler3
What a piece of sh#t!
14:16 February 15, 2013 by fogelfeifer
Well done to the woman who confronted him...hope she's OK.
15:08 February 15, 2013 by Svensksmith
"He's like a son to me."

There's a person who should never have kids.
18:09 February 15, 2013 by Britt-Marie7
Nor should he ever be able to have another dog. Or any other animal for that matter.
20:31 February 15, 2013 by johan rebel
Now does anybody expect him to get a meaningful punishment, i.e. a fine that he will eventually be compelled to pay, or community service that will require commitment and exertion? Don't even get me started on what Swedes call "prison".
22:40 February 15, 2013 by Flygger
I once witnessed such an act. It was a guy somewhat bigger than I am but I told him straight out if he wanted to yank and kick a small puppy he should try doing it with me first and see how far he would get. I told him I'd recognise his face from now on and if I ever saw his pup acting scared or nervous I'd rip his face off.

Never saw either of them again but I wish I had dragged the bas***d down to the Police staion or taught him a damn good lesson.

I can only hope he didn't take it out on the pup when he got home.
09:08 February 16, 2013 by calebian22
No doubt he has a small weiner.
10:06 February 16, 2013 by godnatt
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11:50 March 22, 2013 by janeway
The only animals that pos should be allowed to own is dust mites! Give him a lifetime ban of animal ownership, being around other people's animals and taking care of animals. He should not be allowed near any animals at all. Then send him to the slammer for three years.
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