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Nude man high on drugs beats small dog to death on busy street

By Mason White 3:24 PM June 17, 2015
Oscar Castaneda 

By: Tanya Malhotra
A man was arrested on charges of animal cruelty after allegedly beating a small dog to death on a busy street, police in California said.

Porterville Police said that they received calls from concerned citizens about a man beating a puppy on the street.

Police officers who arrived on Thurman Avenue and Third Street early on Sunday morning, found 27-year-old Oscar Castaneda completely nude with a small dog laying dead nearby.

As officers tried to arrest Castaneda, he started kicking a biting them. He also made several attempts to grab hold of an officer’s service weapon.

Police used a Taser to take him into custody. One officer was treated at a nearby hospital and released.

Castaneda was charged with animal cruelty, resisting arrest, indecent exposure, being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance.