Man Arrested For Throwing Neighbor’s Dog By The Leash

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A man was arrested for allegedly torturing an animal on Long Island on Saturday afternoon, police said.

Police said 56-year-old Jamie Sanchez threw his neighbor’s dog by the leash into the air and onto the street in Franklin Square at 2:15 p.m. after getting into an argument.

The neighbor, 54, was walking her 1-year-old Dachshund named Coco when the argument happened. Police said Sanchez threatened to let his dog loose on the neighbor and her dog if she walked her dog on his property.

“When the victim threatened to call the police, Sanchez grabbed the leash from his neighbor gaining control of her dog. The defendant then flung her dog six feet into the air and ten feet into the middle of the road causing Coco to sustain injuries to her tail and rupture stitches from a prior recent surgery,” according to the police report.

Coco was taken to her veterinarian for treatment to her injuries.

Sanchez faces charges of overdriving, torturing animals and reckless endangerment to property. Sanchez will be arraigned on Sunday at First District Court in Hempstead.

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