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Passerby reports man attacking dog; man charged

Passerby reports man attacking dog; man charged

He faces misdemeanor count of torturing, injuring an animal
Passerby reports man attacking dog; man charged
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SCHENECTADY — A local woman saw someone punching a pit bull and called police, leading to the dog owner's arrest, authorities said.

The incident happened Thursday afternoon on Broadway in Schenectady, according to papers filed in court.

The woman was driving on Broadway about 12:20 p.m. when she saw the man punch the white and tan pit bull three times and kick the dog in the ribs, according to papers.

She then stopped her vehicle and yelled at the man to stop attacking the dog, according to papers.

"He yelled back, 'Mind your own business you (expletive) (expletive),'" according to court paperwork, "then took the dog into his house."

The woman called 911 and soon signed a sworn statement as to what she saw, according to papers. 

Animal control responded and seized two dogs from the man's residence and charged him. They seized the tan and white pit bull named Rain, and a female black-colored pit bull named Love.

The man was identified as Kenshaun Gladden, 27, of Broadway. He faces one misdemeanor count of torturing and injuring an animal. He also faces two violations as neither dog was licensed.

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