[Video] Truck Drags Dog for a Half Mile – Driver Found
Authorities in Charlotte County have announced that the driver of a pickup taped dragging a dog down Lake Worth Avenue has been found. The driver’s name has not yet been released as the investigation is ongoing.
Brian Jones has worked at Charlotte County Animal Control for 25 years and said this is one of the worst cases of animal abuse that he’s ever seen.
“It is, is one of the worst videos that’s ever been that I’ve had the displeasure of viewing in 25 years in this department, and really anytime you drag an animal from a vehicle, it is a horrendous act, and this person really has some explaining to do,” said Jones.
Many witnesses told WINK News this was the most painful and gut-wrenching thing they have ever seen.
A dog was dragged by a pickup truck from Lake Worth Avenue to Durant Street for about half a mile.
“A little about this big, just a little dog,” Veteran Jaime Boyle said, starting to cry.
Boyle witnessed the horrifying incident. He told WINK News even through all the wars he’s been in, this was by far the worst thing he has seen.
“Because you know, you’re fighting an enemy. Of course. They’re causing harm to everybody. But when you got an innocent animal, just an innocent animal trying to keep up because they can’t untie themselves from that. It’s ridiculous. It’s just it’s; it’s really bad. I’m sorry. I am,” Boyle said.
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A dog was being dragged behind this pickup truck in Charlotte County. We blurred out the dog in this video. @CCSOFLSheriff needs YOUR help tracking down whoever did this. If you know anything, please submit a tip to @SWFLCrime8477. pic.twitter.com/uUmkutCv3l
— Gage Goulding – NBC2 (@GageGoulding) June 9, 2023
Charlotte County Animal Control has confirmed they've identified the truck and the driver responsible for dragging a dog down a road.https://t.co/KI2rK5ToY1
— WINK News (@winknews) June 13, 2023
The footage was caught on neighbors’ security cameras Thursday morning. When they saw that footage —
“I was disgusted, appalled. It’s the blood on the street was horrific. And it’s for someone to do this to an animal and act as uncaring as he did is unforgivable, in my opinion,” Scott Hinchley said.
“You see the drag mark out there were pretty horrific,” Todd Tyler said. Tyler is a neighbor who happened to catch a glimpse of the horror while looking out his window.
He showed WINK News the track of blood from where it started to where it ended.
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