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Home Crime Officials Looking for Man Who Allegedly Beat Dog in Parking Lot

Officials Looking for Man Who Allegedly Beat Dog in Parking Lot

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FRUITLAND PARK, Fla. — A man was seen allegedly beating a gray pitbull in the backseat of a white jeep with what appeared to be a large piece of wood around 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning according to witnesses.

Brandy Trejo said that she was waiting for her manager to open the door at her work when she heard a piercing yelp from a dog at which time she turned and noticed the man beating the dog in the back of a white Jeep with no doors or windows.

Trejo stated that the jeep was parked in front of NY Deli in Fruitland Park at the time of the incident.

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The unidentified man allegedly beat the dog until the dog went quiet and then drove off, Trejo stated.

According to Trejo, the man is described as a bald white man in his mid 30’s wearing red shorts and driving a white jeep with no roof or doors.

Trejo was on foot and was not able to follow the suspect or obtain the license plate number.

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Leesburg Police and Animal Control officers are currently investigating the incident, however, do not have any suspects.

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Logan Sawyer
Aspiring local writer with an interest in music, traveling, and art, I have lived in Central Florida all of my life and my parents have been here for the last 30 years.

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