Orlando police are looking for three men accused of beating up a registered sex offender and killing his dog.
Orlando police are looking for three teens who beat up a registered sex offender and killed his dog late Monday.
The victim told police he was exercising his dog Daisy, a Pomeranian-Chihuahua mix, in front of a group home for sex offenders on West Concord Street when he was confronted by three men in their late teens.
One suspect told the victim they knew he was a sex offender and they didn't want him in the neighborhood, according to a police report.
The teens then began to beat the victim, kicking him in the groin and torso, police said. Daisy began barking at the suspects, attracting their attention.
The suspects kicked the small dog several times in the chest and body before running from the area toward North John Young Parkway, reports show.
The victim told police his dog had not moved since it was kicked and was having difficult time breathing. He rushed Daisy to an emergency pet hospital, but she died on the way there.
When officers met the victim at the veterinary clinic, he complained of chest pains and was taken to Dr. P. Phillips Hospital for treatment.
The suspect has been living at the group home since Oct. 1, and was convicted of sexual battery on a child aged 12-15 in Texas in 2009.
Police said anyone with information in the case can call Crimeline at 1-800-423-8477. ..Source.. by Bianca Prieto, Orlando Sentinel