A Lincoln Park woman hopes the public will help Chicago police identify the man who punched and tossed a dog on the street near her home last month.
Paula Conrad sent two videos to CWBChicago that show the man parking a minivan in the 1900 block of North Maud around 5:45 p.m. on September 22. He gets out, opens the cargo hatch, and then flings the dog onto the street by its leash.
We have condensed and zoomed one of the videos Conrad provided here:
“If someone is going to act like that to an animal, how does he behave toward children and other adults who cross his path?” Conrad asked during an ABC7 interview.
The dog ran across the street and stayed there for several minutes as the man sat in the back of the van, tossing trash onto the ground. He then walked over to the dog and summoned it back to the vehicle.
Video then shows the man punching the dog while holding it up on its rear legs by the collar before loading it back into the van. Then, he drives away.
Conrad filed a police report this week. The Chicago Police Department case number is JF423265. That number will help CPD officers link any tips with the investigation. Conrad has also established a Twitter account to field information.
The second video provided by Conrad provides better views of the man. Here is that video in its entirety: