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

APD releases photos of Midtown dog kicker, suspect still sought

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Source: Atlanta Police Source: Atlanta Police
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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.

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