Police: Man accused of throwing dog from bridge, says witches made him do it
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WHNS/Gray News) – A man is facing animal cruelty charges after authorities say he threw a dog from a bridge, according to Spartanburg County Environmental Enforcement.
Officers were called to respond to reports of a man tossing a dog from a bridge off Highway 11 in Spartanburg.
After speaking with a witness, authorities found a man holding a dog in a chokehold.
Officers said the man told him witches told him to throw the dog from a 34-foot bridge twice.
He also mentioned he was the dog’s owner but released ownership to the county.
Officials said the 1-year-old, brown-and-white pit bull-type dog did not show any visible signs of injury but was clearly shaken by the incident.
The dog was taken to Greenville County Animal Care for assessment.
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