Redwood City police seek public’s help in animal cruelty case

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Update: Police reported on Wednesday, Oct. 30, that the suspect has been identified and that police are actively seeking an arrest warrant.

Redwood City police are seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating a man alleged to have committed acts of cruelty against a dog while filming the incident on his phone.

The incident was reportedly captured on video surveillance camera on Sunday at about 5 p.m. in the area of 5 Avocet Drive in Redwood Shores, police said.

Surveillance footage showed the man “swinging the dog pictured high into the air by its leash and slamming it on the ground, while filming the incident with his phone,” police said.

He was last seen heading towards Fire Station 20 (South of Redwood Shores Pkwy).

Anyone who can identify the suspect is asked to call Sgt. Russ Felker at 650-780-7627 or 911.