Man Arrested After Surveillance Catches Him Throwing Puppies

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The circle on the left shows the jogger.  The circle on the right is one of the puppies, mid-air.
The circle on the left shows the jogger. The circle on the right is one of the puppies, mid-air.


A 55-year-old jogger in southern Italy was arrested for animal abuse after he was caught throwing three puppies over a wall onto the ground below.

Unfortunately, the man’s identity has not been released, so the public cannot shame him yet, but his vicious act was caught by a surveillance video camera, enabling police to determine who he was.

Beginning at about three minutes into the video, we can (kind of) see a man jogging through the town of Lecce. Three puppies playfully chase after him. The man stops to scoop up one of the pups, and practically hammer throws him over a stone wall. The puppy, struggling to move, likely cries out and garners the attention of two adult dogs on the property, who immediately come bounding over and tend to the puppy.

The man waits for the second curious puppy to approach, and delivers the same violent treatment. He walks back in the direction he came, appearing to pet the third puppy. A minute later, he is back in the frame, with the unassuming puppy still tagging along. Back out of frame, the man grabs the puppy, walks back to the same area where he threw the other two, and launches the third.

The man reportedly told police he threw the dogs because they annoyed him while he jogged.

Though injured, the puppies survived, and are currently being cared for by the owner of the property onto which they were thrown.


Watch at your own risk.


0 thoughts on “Man Arrested After Surveillance Catches Him Throwing Puppies”

  1. As horrible as it was I’m doubtful that the police will do much to this worthless piece of crap. Looked like he threw the last puppy against that parked truck too. Hope the guy dies a slow death by fire ants.

  2. He also through the 2nd Pup against the truck. I’m not a violent person, but I wouldn’t mind seeing him in a large catapult been thrown through the air

  3. As so many people have said, this is just a horrible human being. 🙁 But I want to commend the property owner who is now taking care of the puppies. Just because this person’s yard was the unfortunate location, didn’t mean they needed to take on three injured animals. So thank you for your compassion. And to your dogs as well, who clearly have more compassion that “man.”


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