Friday, December 20, 2013

Outrage after man dangled dog from second-storey balcony so it could do its business

A lazy South Carolina man allegedly dangled his parent's dog off a balcony because it was raining too hard for him to take it out to go to the bathroom.

Tyler Smith, 23, was photographed allegedly hoisting the terrified dog from a second-story Greenville apartment last weekend. The reported plan was to let the dog touch the floor, do its business, and then be lifted up again.

Police were contacted by concerned internet users and neighbours who'd also spotted the canine hanging from its leash. Animal control officers visited the property on Sunday.

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Smith, who was looking after the dog as his parents were out of town, was charged with violating a city ordinance the following day. He faces a $1,000 fine and 30 days in prison if convicted. "Saturday it was raining really hard during that time period and we believe he was doing it to let it use the bathroom," Officer Jonathan Bragg said. The dog was not injured in the incident.

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