A New Orleans man has been arrested for aggravated cruelty after recording himself beating his dog with a boxing glove until the poor pup was unconscious.
The video, released by the St. Bernard Sheriff’s office, shows Asani Woods lifting the dog by its neck and bringing her to the trash basket that the dog apparently scattered across the kitchen. He proceeds to put on a boxing glove and repeatedly punches the dog, telling it to look at the trash.
Woods then picked up the dog and threw her across the room. He then picked the dog up and slammed it hard on its back one more time.
The video was taken by a man holding a cell phone who can be heard telling Woods to stop repeatedly, warning that he might kill the dog but also laughing at times.
When police came to arrest Woods, he scoffed “Yeah that was me. What you going to arrest me because I beat my dog because it s*** and pissed all over my house?”
While Woods may be in custody, the poor dog has been euthanized at a local animal agency after he complained the dog was too aggressive.
St. Bernard Sheriff Jimmy Pohlmann says “The illustration of this video is very disturbing. In my 30 years of law enforcement I never saw an incident such as this captured on video and I would caution viewers to watch. It is very graphic and disturbing and it could be disturbing to some viewers.”
“You hear often times about pit bulls attacking individuals, you know, well, this is probably one case where you would like to see the pit bull defend himself, with such a brutal attack,” Pohlmann added.