Police: Brentwood man strangled dog, threatened family member on FaceTime

The Brentwood man was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital for an evaluation.

News 12 Staff

Jun 5, 2021, 5:17 PM

Updated 1,054 days ago

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Police: Brentwood man strangled dog, threatened family member on FaceTime
A Brentwood man is facing disturbing charges of aggravated cruelty to animals and harassment.
According to Suffolk police, the 23-year-old, who was not named, found a Chihuahua on May 9 that escaped from a home in Central Islip.
After keeping the dog for nearly a month, the man contacted a family member via FaceTime on June 1 and strangled the dog while threatening the family member during the call.
Detectives and officers from the Third Precinct recovered the dog’s remains at a waste transfer facility in Holbrook on June 4.
The Brentwood man was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital for an evaluation.
Police say the SPCA assisted in the investigation.


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