Charlotte County, FL – Last Thursday, horrified witnesses observed a truck dragging a dog for approximately a half mile in the vicinity of Lakeworth Blvd and Durant St.
Jaime Boyle, one of the witnesses, tells WINK News that the brown dog looked like it died by the time the man finally stopped his truck.
“My buddy goes, ‘Oh, my God, he’s dragging a dog.’ So I look back. So we stopped, put it in reverse. Got him to stop, and then he bends down and picks the dog. The dog had already passed away,” Boyle said. “And that’s gonna be in my brain for the rest of my life, watching that.”
Officials reached out to the public in an attempt to identify and locate the driver of the truck, who sped off with the dog’s body after being confronted. On Sunday, city officials stated that the man had been found.
The driver’s name has not been released and there is no current information about possible charges.