Shocking moment a dog is set on fire and burned to death is caught on CCTV
- Authorities do not have a suspect, but plan to charge the person responsible with both arson and animal cruelty
- A man was walking around the same neighborhood the previous night asking people if they wanted to buy a dog for $100 and showing them a picture of a white pit bull on a cell phone
By Ryan Gorman Daily Mail PUBLISHED: 16 July 2013
Firefighters were called after residents of a suburban Houston, TX. neighborhood began to fear black smoke billowing from the sewer in front of their homes. Only when they arrived did responders realize the horrific nature of the fire – a dog had been stuffed in the sewer and lit on fire.
The scorched dog is described by officials as a white pit bull, reports said.
Multiple cars drove by while the man loitered on the side of the road four about four minutes, investigators want to talk to those drivers, according to the station.
‘The suspect somehow pushed the dog or dumped the dog into the storm sewer as he was lighting it on fire, and it was on fire inside the sewer,’ Schoonover told the station.
Even more surprising is that a man was walking around the neighborhood the previous night trying to sell a white pit bull, according to the station. He went door to door showing people a picture of a white pit bull on a cell phone and asking if they wanted to buy a dog for $100.
Authorities do not yet have a suspect, but plan to charge him with both arson and animal cruelty charges, according to CultureMap Houston. The incident is being investigated by both the fire marshal’s office and the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, according to the site.
Dog set on fire, burned to death in northwest Harris County
A dog was set on fire and burned to death in the sewer system in northwest Harris County on Saturday morning. view full article