- New York, USA -
On the early hours of Monday morning, September 13, Elmira Police responded to a call “for a reported suspicious condition” at a residence in Southport.
Mr. Harold Schiefen (pictured below) told MyTwinTiers that it was 1:30 a.m. when he and his wife were watching TV and their dog named Bowie was outside.
At one point they heard Bowie barking so Mr. Schiefen went to the window to check what was going on and he witnessed a male pulling away and Bowie on the ground.
Mr. Schiefen immediately reviewed the footage from his mounted camera and discovered that the male he saw pulling away from Bowie had punched the furbaby.
Mr. Schiefen got into his car to go look for the suspect and was able to find him.
The suspect has been identified as 29-years-old CONNOR DELANEY.
According to Mr. Schiefen, when he located DELANEY, DENALEY said: “I’ll pull you out of your car. I’ll beat you and the police will come and pat me on the back for beating you and your dog.”
DELANEY was arrested by Elmira Animal Control for cruelty to animals and released to appear in the Elmira City Court at a later date.
As reported by MyTwinTiers, cruelty to animals is a class A misdemeanor and punishable by up to a $1,000 fine, one year in jail, or both.
Harold Schiefen, however, fears that DELANEY will be let off easy and emotionally told MyTwinTiers that the $1,000 fine would be the equivalent of a parking ticket and it cannot be compared to the act of violently striking a dog who is a living being.
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