Man accused of hurling dog to the ground and then kicking pooch several times

Police in North Fort Myers, Florida, are hoping to find a man accused of abusing a dog. As reported by News-Press, witnesses informed the authorities that a man was observed throwing a pit-bull type dog to the ground and then kicking the dog several times.

The incident, which was observed by someone in a car at traffic light at Woodward Avenue and Pine Island Road, was reported to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. The witnesses describe the suspect as a man with short blond hair, in his 30s, who was wearing black shorts, and no shirt. The man was observed walking away with the dog after the alleged abuse happened.

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There is information indicating that the suspect may go by “Junior.” He may drive a silver Mercedes, and possibly lives in the Paloma Park area.

Anyone with information on the man’s identity or the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000. Tips may also be made online at or by submitting a tip on the P3Tips mobile app.

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