NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police say a bodybuilder from Queens killed his dog after throwing it out of a third story window, according to published reports.
Milan Rysa, 30, allegedly picked up his Shar-Pei named Brooklyn and hurled him out of his Astoria apartment window around 8:30 p.m. Monday.
The dog died instantly. Witnesses said they heard a loud thump and saw the dog’s body on the sidewalk.
When police arrived at Rysa’s door, he claimed he had been sleeping, witnesses said.
Police charged him with aggravated animal cruelty and reckless endangerment. He was taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center for a psychiatric evaluation.
Among the countless bodybuilding and shirtless photos of Rysa on his Facebook page, there are dozens of pictures of Brooklyn as a puppy in an album titled “My Little Bad Boy.”
According to reports, several neighbors said they had seen Rysa abuse the dog in the past.
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