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Police Arrest 2 Teens After Viral Dog Abuse Video


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A viral video showing the beating a dog led to the arrest of two teenagers in St. Louis.

Animal abuse

According to St. Louis County police spokesperson Brian Schellman, the authorities opened an investigation after the video made the rounds online and reported their concerns. The incident happened some place in St. Louis County 1st precinct.

The cops have referred the juveniles to the Family Court where they are charged with animal abuse.

Viral video

A Facebook profile under the name Coats Keshawn posted the video. It shows a boy flipping a dog and slamming it to the ground several times, followed by lunges and punches.

It received over 4,400 shares on the social network and earned the ire of netizens.

“What is wrong with you?” read several of the comments on the post.

The authorities reported that animal control officers already have custody of the dog and it is undergoing examinations and treatments for sustained injuries. The dog is likely to be put up for adoption later on.