- Associated Press - Monday, September 22, 2014

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California man who allegedly dragged his puppy behind a pickup truck and then ran it over has been arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise (https://bit.ly/1r1ZlxC ) says Victor Perez Guzman of Lake Elsinore was booked Monday. It wasn’t immediately clear whether he has an attorney.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department says it got reports Friday night that a dog tied to the bed of a pickup was alternately running and being dragged down the street.

Deputy Tommy Mix says witnesses yelled at the driver to stop but instead he backed into his driveway, running over the dog and killing it.

The Chihuahua mix was three or four months old. Mix says the driver told deputies the puppy’s death was an accident but authorities don’t believe him.

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Information from: The Press-Enterprise, https://www.pe.com


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