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Posted on: September 22, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Arrest made in animal cruelty video incident

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (Sept. 22, 2022) — A 33-year-old Anaheim resident has turned himself in to Anaheim Police in connection with a viral video depicting animal abuse against a dog.

Albert Frank Abad Jr. was arrested and booked into Anaheim jail on suspicion of animal cruelty early Thursday morning.

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.

A felony arrest warrant was issued for Abad on Wednesday for suspicion of animal cruelty. 

Anaheim Police detectives are following up on the location of the dog seen in the video, described as an all-black golden doodle. The dog has not been recovered as of early Thursday.

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

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

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