ORLANDO, Fla. — A disturbing Facebook video of a shirtless man dangling a dog over a balcony railing has resulted in an arrest, Orlando police announced Tuesday.
The video shows a man gripping a white dog by the skin of its neck and holding it over a nearly 20-foot drop to the ground for almost two minutes.
Outraged Facebook users alerted police and the media, and a call went out for help identifying the man.
Arrested: Ransom J May II 11/19/92 for Cruelty to Animals, thank you everyone for your help. pic.twitter.com/yCaE9gUFdA
— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) April 12, 2016
On Tuesday evening, police announced they had charged Ransom J May II, 24, with cruelty to animals after he turned himself in.
“Ransom May turned himself in due to pressure from media and detectives looking for him. Dog whereabouts unknown,” police tweeted.
“He just doesn’t love animals. (He) doesn’t have no sympathy,” neighbor Chris Deere told WFTV.
Whether or not the dog was harmed in the incident isn’t yet known.
“I just prayed for that dog to be OK and that’s all I could do. Thank god they eventually took him,” said eyewitness Zeneida Yulfo. “He left still holding the dog (through it’s skin). So I said, ‘I hope to God he didn’t kill the dog.”