Scum Thug Who Dangled Dog On Facebook Video Arrested
Orlando police arrested the man who was allegedly caught on video dangling a dog off a second-floor railing by its neck, a spokeswoman said.
Police and Orange County Animal Services opened up an animal-cruelty investigation after the video surfaced on Facebook.
In the video, Ransom J. May, II, holds the dog with his hand over the railing at an apartment complex on McQuigg Avenue near Washington Street for nearly two minutes.
Diane Summers, animal services spokeswoman, said it appears the dog is being treated in a cruel manner. A citizen sent animal services a link to the video, she said.
“If the dog’s airway was blocked as a result of this action or if the dog was dropped it could’ve been serious,” Summers said. “We are wanting to check on the status of the dog.”
In the video, some people are laughing while others say May, 23, should go to jail because of what he was doing. It appears some people on the railing are trying to get the man to stop.
At one point the people taking the video discuss if the man should be in trouble.
“That man is going to do some time about that dog,” one man said.
“Don’t say nothing,” another man replies. “That ain’t got nothing to do with you. Let them people be.”
The video was posted to Facebook on April 6 and had a few hundred views as of Tuesday morning.
It was removed from Facebook by the afternoon.
Orlando police said May turned himself into authorities “due to pressure from media and detectives looking for him.”
Animal services and OPD officers went to the area on Monday, but residents were unwilling to identify the man in the video.
The dog, described by police as a “puppy,” was found safe around 8 p.m. Tuesday, OPD officials said.
Police could decide to file criminal animal-cruelty charges while Orange County Animal Services can issue citations. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Central Florida Crimeline at 1-800-423-8477.
Via Law & Order American Justice, and The Orlando Sentinel