Dog walker caught kicking dog on camera charged with animal cruelty

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CHICAGO — A dog walker who was caught on camera abusing a dog in an elevator has been charged.

39-year-old Jonathon Stenholt of Chicago was charged with one misdemeanor count of cruelty to animals, according to police.

The door man of a building on Des Plaines and Washington was watching the elevator security camera, when he witnessed a male dog walker get on with two leashed dogs.

That walker was identified as Stenholt.

In the video, a second person is seen exiting the elevator, leaving the dog walker alone with the dogs.

That’s when Stenholt stepped on the paws of the beagle, and then forcefully kicked the dog in the stomach.

After witnessing the abuse, the door man showed the video to the property manager who says she called police.


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