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Posted on: September 21, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Felony arrest warrant issued in animal cruelty video

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (Sept. 21, 2022) — A felony arrest warrant has been issued for a 33-year-old Anaheim resident in connection with a viral video depicting animal abuse against a dog.

Anaheim Police detectives working with the Orange County District Attorney’s Office obtained the warrant for Albert Frank Abad Jr. on suspicion of animal cruelty.

Abad was identified by Anaheim Police as the man depicted in the video kicking and punching a dog in the hallway of the Gateway Apartments near Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

He has not been arrested or located but is believed to be in the Southern California area.

Pictured here, Abad is described as 5 feet 10 inches in height, 155 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. albert abad

Anaheim Police detectives are also trying to locate the dog seen in the video, described as an all-black Golden Doodle.

Anyone with information on the location of Abad and the dog is urged to call Anaheim Police criminal investigation detectives at (714) 321-3669.

The warrant stems from a Sept. 15 video from a doorbell camera that received widespread attention on social media and TV news.

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