Unfortunately, there are still way too many awful human beings on the planet – luckily, with the advent of cell phone video, they are not getting away with the things they used to.
Take for example 54-year-old Robert Martin. Martin was arrested on suspicion of felony animal cruelty in Lancaster after Good Samaritan Lindsey Cooks caught him being a dick and abusing a dog on video. KTLA reports:
Video showed a shirtless man yanking the dog up in the air by the leash, prompting a yelp from the pet. He can then be seen throwing the dog in the middle of the street.
The dog, who appeared to hit the pavement hard, immediately got up and scurried away from the man, the video showed.
Cooks said that when he asked the man to stop, he began hurling racial slurs at him.
Luckily, Cooks wasn’t one to just make a video. He called The Sherriff’s Department to report the abuse:
“I’m a human being, you know?” Cooks (told KTLA). “I couldn’t see not even a human being being treated like that, especially a dog that can’t defend itself, a little dog, so I had to do something.”
Officers arrived on the scene and arrested Martin. The dog was picked up by Animal Control officers and was not seriously hurt.