An drunk man (48) kicked a dog several times during the night on Thursday, which was tied up in front of a bar in Vienna’s 1st district. The animal succumbed to its severe injuries.
According to reports, the suspect is said to have molested guests at an event before the crime. After being rejected by them, he took his frustration out on the four-legged friend. A witness observed the incident and alerted the security service.
The man then fled, but did not get far. In the course of an immediate search, the Vienna police managed to stop and arrest the suspects on the Ringstrasse. An alcohol test revealed 1.9 per mille. The man does not confess – he is being investigated on suspicion of animal cruelty.