Hollywood Police are looking for a man who detectives say punched a pregnant woman and brutally beat her pit bull puppy named Bai Bai to his death.
The court ordered the man, who is the father of the unborn child, to move away from the woman in January after being arrested for assault and battery.
Police said on Tuesday they needed help locating Tyson Pierre Louis, 20, who was released from prison on bail following the January domestic violence case.
According to Louis Pierre’s arrest affidavit, police were called to a Shell gas station at 2600 N. 29th Ave. around 11:30 p.m. Saturday. When officers arrived, they found the unidentified woman with “visible injuries” to her face, the department said in a press release.
The woman, who is 16 weeks pregnant, told police officers Pierre Louis’ father was driving her to his car when he pulled over to pick up his son.
She told the father to drop her off at the next exit, but he continued and stopped at the Shell, according to the report. When they arrived at the station, the suspect grabbed the woman’s phone and threw it on the ground, as he believed she was disrespecting her father, an officer wrote in the report.
“As she tried to get out of the vehicle, the arrested person punched her in the face with a closed fist, causing a bruise in her right eye,” the officer said in the report.
Pierre Louis then turned to the woman’s 9 week old gray puppy. Police say the man has since said he paid for the puppy, “he can do whatever he wants”.
He picked up the puppy and “threw it from one pump to another,” police said in the report.
“He then took the puppy, lifting it over his head and slammed it to the ground, ultimately killing the puppy,” wrote an officer.
The woman then got out of the car to help her puppy and Pierre Louis got into the car and told his father to drive away, police said.
Pierre Louis faces charges including animal cruelty, aggravated assault of a pregnant woman and breach of bail conditions in a domestic violence case.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Hollywood Police Department at 954-764-4357 (HELP) or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477 (TIPS).
Miami Herald team writer Devoun Cetoute contributed to this report.