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Man arrested for dangling dog over apartment balcony

April 13, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A video of an Orlando man dangling a dog over an apartment walkway helped police officers track him down and arrest him.

Ransom May was charged Tuesday with cruelty to animals. The video had been posted on several social media sites.

An arrest report says May brought the white pit bull to the apartment where his daughter’s mother lives. While there, another woman knocked on the door, demanding that May return her dog.

The report says May grabbed the dog by the scruff and held it over the railing of a second-floor walkway, about 15 feet from the ground, for up to 10 minutes.

The report says May swung the dog around several times and threatened to kill it.

Ransom told detectives he didn’t believe he was hurting the dog.

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