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Man Arrested for Allegedly Repeatedly Punching Dog Caught on Camera

Man Arrested for Allegedly Repeatedly Punching Dog Caught on Camera

Joshua Schlotmann

Man Arrested for Allegedly Repeatedly Punching Dog Caught on Camera

NBC-2.com WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Naples, Florida

LEHIGH ACRES, Florida – Lee County deputies arrested a man after he was caught on home surveillance video tackling and punching his dog three times.

The surveillance video was posted to the Ring Neighbors App just before noon on Sunday. The video was taken from a home on 18th Street SW near Hazel Avenue South in Lehigh Acres.

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Deputies responded to the report just before 2 p.m. and arrested the dog owner, 28-year old Joshua Schlotmann.

He was arrested for aggravated animal cruelty.

Lee County Domestic Animal Services took the dog, “Thanos,” into their custody. After a 3-day hold, the puppy will become the property of Lee County.

Because Thanos’ owner is facing a felony animal abuse charge, the hold will be extended and he will remain in their custody.

Once this happens, his name will be changed. He is not available for adoption at this time.

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