Story By: Jonathan Macias, Sub Editor: Alex Cope, Agency:Central European News
Video Credit: CEN
This is the moment a pooch dead pooch is found with its body ripped open by the roadside after reportedly being dragged for over a mile behind a pickup truck.
The poor dog’s corpse was found in the resort town of Mar del Tuyu in the eastern Argentine province of Buenos Aires after it reportedly bit a motorist filling up at nearby petrol station where it lived.
According to local media, the driver, identified as Adrian Guillermo Rodriguez, tried to pet the animal at the Axion service station on the Provincial Route 11 coastal road and was furious when it bit him.
He put the animal in the back of his pickup truck and told pursuing petrol station workers that he was “going to kill the dog”, according to local media.
He allegedly stopped his vehicle 100 metres away and tied the dog’s neck to the back of his truck with a rope before dragging it along the road for over two kilometres (1.24 miles).
A witness found the dead animal and said in the video that the suspect “drove in a zigzag the whole way”.
The footage was released on social media where it caused outrage and residents descended on the public prosecutor’s office to demand justice, according to local media.
Reports also said that locals staged a protest outside the suspect’s home but he had already escaped.
The outraged residents also reported Guillermo Rodriguez to the local authorities, however lawyer Roberto Achuelo, who was involved in reporting the case to the authorities, said that Rodriguez “has not been notified of the case against him because he is not at home”.
Local media report the dog, known as ‘Rubio’ (‘Blondie’ in English), was a stray who had been looked after by the workers and customers at the petrol station for five years.
The investigation continues.
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