- St. Petersburg, Florida, USA -
On Sunday, October 13, St. Petersburg Police arrested 26-year-old KENNETH MCNEIL on two counts of cruelty to animals and one count of petit theft for taking the dog.
One arrest report states that the accused was seen by a witness taking a dog from a post where he was tied outside a convenient store.
He then picked up the furbaby by the leash, slang him and kicked him causing the injured pup to yelp and cry.
Thankfully, the witness stepped in and took the dog but MCNEIL was gone by the time police arrived.
Unbelievable but true, later on the same day, a St. Pete police officer while driving, witnessed the criminal kicking a baby raccoon from a curb into the roadway.
As 10News reports, the officer wrote in the report that MCNEIL "intentionally and violently kicked the baby raccoon two additional times...the baby raccoon was visibly injured as it rolled and squirmed on the ground unable to get to its feet."
Sadly, the baby raccoon died at the emergency vet.
The defendant is being held at the Pinellas County jail.
According to 10News this is MCNEIL’s 42nd ARREST in St. Pete since 2011.