Man charged with throwing and hitting dog in Lincoln Park

CHICAGO (SCS) — A man has been charged with animal cruelty after he was caught on camera throwing and punching a dog in broad daylight in the Lincoln Park neighborhood last week.

The incident happened on September 22 shortly before 6 p.m.

Surveillance video from a building in the 1900 block of North Maud Avenue shows a man parking a van along the curb, opening the tailgate and grabbing a dog by the collar before throwing it into the street.

The dog is seen walking away as the man appears to be cleaning the floor of the van with a paper towel, bath towel and bottled water. After throwing several paper towels, a water bottle and the bath towel onto the nearby sidewalk, the man exits the screen and shortly after returns with the dog, before punching the animal several times and put it back in the van.

The man can also be seen wringing his neck, shouting and gesturing to someone in the building above the van before driving off.

CBS 2 is not showing the video due to the disturbing nature of the footage and because the suspect is in custody.

Police say Jose Orlando Cartegna, 28, of Hammond, Indiana, was arrested in the incident and charged with one misdemeanor count of animal cruelty.

Forensic information was not immediately available.


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