Man confesses to throwing dog out window, police says

Man confesses to throwing dog out window, police says
(Source: WOIO)

PAINESVILLE, OH (WOIO) - A dead dog was found in a trash compactor outside an apartment complex, police said.

The apartment building staff alerted police. Officers identified the owner of the dog. Police said he confessed to killing the animal by tossing it out of a 6th floor apartment building window.

The dog's owner, 23-years-old, was arrested and is being held on a $500 cash bond.

He's scheduled to appear in Painesville Municipal Court on May 4 on animal cruelty charges.

Police have not released the identity of the owner.

The Lake County Humane Society was called to the scene and took custody of the dog's remains. An autopsy will be completed to determine a cause of death.

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