NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Most people have puppy love. A man caught on tape in an East Harlem elevator seems to have the opposite.
The New York Police Department says Irving Sanchez, 46, was arrested after allegedly being caught on an elevator’s surveillance camera brutalizing a pit bull puppy.READ MORE: Brian Laundrie: Who Is Gabby Petito's Fiancé, And What Do We Know About Him?
The video was captured Sunday in the Wagner Houses in East Harlem. It shows a shocking attack.
Video: Animal Cruelty Caught On Tape
In the video, a man police say is Sanchez is seen walking into the elevator with a small pit bull puppy named Max. Once inside the elevator, the man is seen dragging the dog from side to side of the elevator by its leash, hurling it into the elevator walls.READ MORE: Fighter Jet Intercepts Small Plane Flying Over NYC After Biden's UN Speech
Then the man leans in and hits the dog repeatedly with the handle of the leash, wielding the strap like a club.
Finally the man starts stepping on the dog and appears to kick him.
Sanchez was arrested the next day. He is charged with aggravated cruelty to animals.
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