A Winnipeg man is facing charges after he allegedly assaulted a dog while several bystanders watched in disbelief.
Officers were called to the area of North Meadow Drive and Plessis Road on Saturday afternoon, where the man immediately fled upon seeing police.
He was eventually tracked down to the first 100 block of Lou Peltier Crescent and arrested.
Police say the man was looking for a Rottweiler dog that had wandered away from the home of a family member. Once he located the dog, he dragged it by a choke chain and punched it several times. People nearby contacted police, but the man then turned his attention to the witnesses and later returned with an off-leash German Shepherd to try and intimidate them.
Witnesses stayed with the injured Rottweiler until police arrived, who transported it to an emergency veterinary hospital. The animal is now recovering. The German Shepherd, which is owned by the man, has been seized and turned over to the Animal Services Agency.
Amninder Singh Grewal, 29, has been charged with causing unnecessary suffering to an animal and attempting to obstruct justice.
He remains in custody.