A UPS driver in California was caught on a surveillance camera kicking a small dog, then shoving his owner outside an assisted living facility in Atascadero.
“That guy just came out of nowhere, like a tornado,” Tim Paulsen, the owner of 10-year-old Patch, told KSBY.
The video, from May 28, shows Patch running up to the driver, the driver kicking the dog in the chest, and the driver shoving Paulsen when he approached.
Paulsen says he was working at the senior living facility and had brought his dogs with him to comfort Alzheimer’s patients.
Paulsen said the driver told him he’d been attacked by a dog before.
“He was telling me how much he hates dogs and that he would kick me too,” Paulsen said.
UPS corporate officials say they have taken “disciplinary action” against the driver, but declined to disclose details. They say they have contacted Paulsen and apologized.
Paulsen says he doesn’t want the driver fired, but hopes UPS will “reevaluate this driver. He definitely needs some sort of therapy.”
He said the driver is still working for UPS.
Atascadero Police say Paulsen filed battery charges against the driver.
Posted by John Woestendiek July 9th, 2015 under Muttsblog, videos.
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