(Oct. 4, 2019) Police arrested Jordan E. Brokus, 22, of Parkville, Maryland, after city surveillance footage showed him brutally beating his dog last Friday.
According to the police report, Brokus was walking his dog, a two-year-old boxer/lab mix named Stone, along Caroline Street and the Boardwalk.
In the video, Brokus kicked Stone in the rib cage twice, before grabbing the dog by his collar, lifting him in the air and strangling him, police said.
The officer said Brokus then slammed his dog on the ground, and began choking him.
The video then showed Stone pulling himself out of his collar, and running away from Brokus. However, Brokus’ girlfriend appeared to call for the dog, which obediently returned.
Brokus then apparently aggressively put the collar on Stone, punched the dog in the face several times in the face and then repeatedly yanked on the leash, causing the dog to fall forward several times.
Police said the suspect kicked the dog in his ribs again and began dragging him down Caroline Street toward Baltimore Avenue.
Stone ran away again, but was later retrieved by Brokus’ girlfriend with no incident.
Police said the dog had not acted aggressively at all in the video.
Brokus faces one count of aggravated animal cruelty and two counts of animal cruelty.