The police, alerted by a witness to the scene, were able to trace the suspect’s journey to his home.
Seen mistreating his dog, a man was arrested Tuesday in the 12th arrondissement of Paris. According to the police headquarters, he violently hit the animal and dragged it to the ground behind his scooter.
The police intervened after the report of a woman. They were able to trace the course of the owner of the animal to his home where he was arrested. His two dogs were taken care of by the canine brigade.
The police prefecture recalls that animal abuse is punishable by law. Offenders risk up to three years in prison and a fine of 45,000 euros.