LUBBOCK, Texas — Lubbock Police this week began an investigation related to a video that surfaced on social media. The video seems to show a man physically abusing a dog.
Police met with the owner of the dog in the 3400 block of 53rd Street.
A police report said, “Weeks before the incident [the dog owner] noticed that his dog was acting different by hiding from [the suspect] when he would come around.”
The dog owner put up a hidden camera in his room to see if his roommate was doing something to the dog.
Using the video, “[The dog owner saw his roommate] enter into his room on two different occasions within 30 minutes and punch his dog several times as his dog whimpered in pain from [the suspect’s] strikes,” the police report said.
An officer looked at the video and wrote, “I observed [the suspect] look as if he were striking with full force as he brought his arm above his head to swing in a downward motion several times.”
The police report described open wounds on the dog. The police report said the dog owner confronted his roommate.
“[The suspect] could not explain himself, and left the residence the next morning and did not return,” the report said.
EverythingLubbock.com reached out to Lubbock Police to see if a suspect has been charged or arrested. Police said the investigation is just getting started, and no charge has been filed yet.
EverythingLubbock.com is working to get permission to show the video. In the meantime, the viral video has been viewed more than 164,000 times and is posted on Facebook at THIS LINK.