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, pictured here, was identified by Anaheim Police as the man depicted in the video kicking and punching a dog in the hallway of the Gateway Apartment Homes 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, believed to be relatively unharmed, is expected to be located Thursday and checked by a veterinarian.
The arrest stems from a Sept. 15 video from a doorbell camera that received widespread attention on social media and TV news.
You can follow Anaheim Police on Facebook for additional updates as they become available.