APD releases photos of Midtown dog kicker, suspect still sought - CBS46 News

APD releases photos of Midtown dog kicker, suspect still sought

Posted: Updated:
Source: Atlanta Police Source: Atlanta Police
Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
ATLANTA (CBS46) -

Police have released pictures of a man suspected of kicking two dogs in Midtown Atlanta, both in unprovoked attacks.

A woman tells CBS46 she was walking her dog in midtown Atlanta when a stranger approached her and kicked her poodle-mix in the jaw.

Sara Fernald said she stopped to throw some trash into a trash can at the intersection of 11th and Peachtree streets when a man she didn't recognize walked out of his way and kicked her 10-month-old dog named Bailey.

"I was just so stunned," said Fernald, adding that Bailey wasn't barking or doing anything that might seem like annoying behavior.

She said as the man continued into the crosswalk, she yelled after him, "That was really awful!" The man looked back at her with an expression of indifference, she said.

Fernald said she called Atlanta police and learned that a second dog was kicked in the same area on Wednesday. That dog, she said, was injured so badly it was unconscious for a period of time.

In that case, the dog's owner, Amber Yandow told police that she was walking her dog and without provocation, the suspect kicked her dog in the head. Yandow and several other people were able to revive the unconscious dog.

An Atlanta police spokesman told CBS46 the department is looking into the complaints. Check back with CBS46.com for updates.

Copyright 2017 WGCL-TV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Connect with CBS46

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Police: Mom arrested after photo shows plastic bag tied over toddler's head

    Police: Mom arrested after photo shows plastic bag tied over toddler's head

    Monday, October 23 2017 9:19 PM EDT2017-10-24 01:19:24 GMT
    The mother allegedly took this photo of her child with a plastic bag over her head. (Provided by North College Hill police)The mother allegedly took this photo of her child with a plastic bag over her head. (Provided by North College Hill police)

    A North College Hill mother faced a judge Monday after police say she tied a brown plastic bag over her 2-year-old daughter's head for a half hour.

    More >

    A North College Hill mother faced a judge Monday after police say she tied a brown plastic bag over her 2-year-old daughter's head for a half hour.

    More >
  • 3 arrested after man was choked to death in Clayton County

    3 arrested after man was choked to death in Clayton County

    Monday, October 23 2017 10:53 PM EDT2017-10-24 02:53:24 GMT
    Courtney (left), Cordelia (center) and Kindall Cherry (Source: Clayton County Sheriff's Office)Courtney (left), Cordelia (center) and Kindall Cherry (Source: Clayton County Sheriff's Office)

    There people were arrested Monday in connection to the choking death of a man in Clayton County.

    More >

    There people were arrested Monday in connection to the choking death of a man in Clayton County.

    More >
  • High school locked down after staff member attempts suicide

    High school locked down after staff member attempts suicide

    Monday, October 23 2017 11:19 PM EDT2017-10-24 03:19:54 GMT
    Towers High School in Decatur was locked down Monday after a staff member attempted to commit suicide. The incident occurred during second period at the high school, according to a letter that was sent to parents from DeKalb County Schools. Officials say the Level 2 Lockdown meant there was no movement in the building. A school social worker and school public safety officials were on-site. Officials say 911 was also called for emergency assistance. The safety and security of stude...More >
    Towers High School in Decatur was locked down Monday after a staff member attempted to commit suicide. The incident occurred during second period at the high school, according to a letter that was sent to parents from DeKalb County Schools. Officials say the Level 2 Lockdown meant there was no movement in the building. A school social worker and school public safety officials were on-site. Officials say 911 was also called for emergency assistance. The safety and security of stude...More >