ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Authorities have made an arrest in an animal cruelty investigation. Ransom J May II, 23, is accused of dangling a dog over a balcony while holding the animal by the scruff of its neck. Orange County Animal Services and law enforcement on Tuesday released video of the incident, asking the public for help in identifying the people involved.
"I just heard the commotion, and I opened the door," explained Zenaida Yulfo, who lives downstairs from where the incident is said to have occurred, at a home off of Mcquigg Avenue in Orlando. "There was a lot of people outside laughing and taking it as a joke," but Yulfo said it wasn't funny. "I felt bad for that poor dog. He left, holding the dog with its skin."
May turned himself into authorities late Tuesday afternoon after the video was made public.
"We want to make sure the dog is ok, that's our first priority, and we want to find out what occurred for that situation to come about," said Diane Summers with Animal Services.
Investigators said May was torturing the dog to get back at his girlfriend and that animal cruelty charges are pending. A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to his arrest.