Dog beating video on Facebook leads to mob forming outside man’s home, and an arrest
Hours after video was posted on Facebook of a British man lashing out at his dog, an angry mob gathered outside the dog owner’s house and police arrived to arrest him.
The video, shot from a neighboring window, shows a man apparently kicking, punching and using a pole to beat a cowering white dog.
Police were called to the address in Lincolnshire, and onlookers watched as a man, believed to be the dog’s owner, was arrested, according to the Daily Mail.
The Daily Mail said it was unable to confirm reports that citizens had punched the man and broken windows at his house.
The dog was removed from the home and taken to Grimsby Blue Cross Animal Hospital. The RSPCA is investigating the incident.
“‘We did have a lot of calls from members of the public about it who were obviously concerned and it’s been passed on to our inspectors who will be looking into it today,” a spokesman said.