Police search for man filmed abandoning dog on secluded Dallas road

The Dallas Police Department’s Animal Cruelty Unit attempts to locate a man caught on surveillance camera abandoning a dog in a remote wooded area in southwest Dallas near Mountain Creek Lake .

The man was filmed throwing in a crate with what police described as a German Shepherd-type dog locked inside.

In Texas, it is a crime to abandon a pet.

According to a police report, the incident occurred on December 19, 2020, around 8 p.m., in the 1700 block of South Merrifield Rd.

In a series of still photos, the suspect can be seen behind a white van and appears to be kicking the crate that keeps the dog on the ground.

The suspect’s head is shaved to the side and he has a beard and mustache. He’s wearing a T-shirt with some sort of reflective white lettering on the front.

This street is located south of I-30 and west of Loop 12, in an uninhabited area halfway between Dallas Baptist University to the south and the Dallas National Golf Club to the northeast.

It’s kinda cute that there is a surveillance camera. A search on Google Maps shows that the area is a possible dumping ground.

CBS inquired about the dog’s status but did not get a response. UPDATE 1-27-2020: It is not known where the dog is located.

The DPD Animal Cruelty Unit is asking anyone who knows the suspect who abandoned the dog to contact DPD Crime Stoppers at 1 (877) 373-TIPS or Detective Orlandus Bronner, # 10298, Animal Cruelty Unit at 214-671-0111. DPD case # 011766-2021.

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