Man Hanged His Dog From a Tree, West Palm Beach Cops Say

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Reginald Johnson (Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office)

Some dog owners are cruel, which is bad enough on its own.

But some dog owners are just assholes.

West Palm Beach resident Reginald Johnson was unhappy about something his gray pitbull Trinity did, so he decided to punish her.

By hanging her on a tree.

According to Palm Beach County deputies, Johnson, 37, wrapped a leash around the dog's neck and then draped the leash over the limb of a tree outside his home in the 4700 block of Hairland Drive just before 8 a.m. Thursday.

Johnson then reportedly pulled down on the leash, raising Trinity three feet off the ground. He left the dog hanging there.

A neighbor heard the dog screaming and yelping, police say, and saw Johnson holding onto the end of the leash.

Trinity hung by the neck for at least three minutes. But she managed to struggle and wriggle her way off the leash. She eventually broke free and fell to the ground, surviving her struggle.

Johnson was charged with animal cruelty. He was released on $3,000 bond.

Trinity was taken into Animal Care and Control's custody to have her looked over for injuries by a veterinarian.



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4 comments
deeboo
deeboo

there's a special place in hell for this jagoff.

vic_lagina
vic_lagina

I will gladly rescue the dog and give it the loving/nurturing home that it deserves. As for the idiot, there is a special place in hell for him.

schwatzski
schwatzski

Man Hanged His Dog From a Tree, West Palm Beach Cops Say


Perhaps they should hang him from a tree for 3 minutes but make it so that he doesn't wriggle his way out of the "noose"!

twabpower
twabpower

This is f##%cking crazy, that poor dog! So glad it survived. My god, the people in this world! 

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