Boston Police report arresting Justin Williams, 32, on a charge of animal cruelty last week after somebody posted video allegedly showing him abusing a small dog.
This arrest came as a result of a coordinated investigation involving the MSPCA and Boston Animal Care and Control which was initiated at about 2:24 PM on Monday March 14, 2022. Investigators had responded to the suspect’s residence after receiving a disturbing video documenting the suspect choking a small dog, believed to be a chihuahua, while yelling profanities. A second video later showed the suspect throwing the dog into a clothes dryer and setting it on the highest possible temperature before turning it on.
Police say officers acted immediately to save the dog, which they turned over to the MSPCA for care, then obtained a warrant for Williams's arrest.
Police did not give an address.