Man charged with hate crime after his dog was seen saluting photo of Adolf HitlerBy Mason White 2:47 AM May 11, 2016
|Dog saluting Adolf Hitler|
By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested for committing a hate crime after training his dog to salute Adolf Hitler, according to police in Scotland.
North Lanarkshire police said that they have arrested 28-year-old Markus Meechan, after he recorded his dog giving a Nazi salute to a photo of Adolf Hitler and uploading the video to the Internet.
The suspect was charged with one count of improper use of electronic communications under the Communications Act 2003.
The video shows the dog sitting in front of a screen, displaying images of Adolf Hitler. The dog then did the Nazi salute several times.
The suspect also tells his dog to gas the Jews.
Investigators said that the video had been shared online, offending and hurting many people in the country. Meechan apologized for causing offense, saying that he taught his girlfriend’s dog to do the Nazi salute as a joke.