NEW YORK (WPIX)—New York City police arrested a man who was caught on tape viciously beating his girlfriend's dog in a residential elevator.
NYPD Housing Bureau officers were reportedly monitoring the cameras at the Grant Houses in Morningside Heights when they witnessed Charles Grant, 21, repeatedly kicking the one-and-a-half-year old dog in the elevator. Grant is then shown dragging the animal out of the elevator.
Officers used cameras to track Grant as he reportedly headed to a deli and then returned to the housing complex. Authorities then spotted him getting into the elevator with the dog.
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The NYPD released the following statement:
"Over the next two days, in an attempt to identify the dogs assailant, the officers circulated pictures of the suspect taken from the video and continued to monitor the developments cameras closely in the event the attacker returned. Two days later, and on Jan. 4, the same team was able to direct uniformed officers to 3170 Broadway, where he was visiting his girlfriend, the dog's owner, to effect his arrest for torturing and injuring an animal, and resisting arrest."
The dog named Chuvi-Duvi, a 12-pound Pomeranian - Chihuahua mix, survived his injuries. Grant's girlfriend at first didn't believe the allegations when police approached her. However, after she reviewed the surveillance tape with authorities she realize her boyfriend did in fact commit the heinous crime.
Grant was arrested Monday and charged with animal cruelty. He is free on $1,000 bail, police said.