West Seneca native charged with torturing an animal

Information from WHEC-TV, Rochester

Have you seen this picture? It shows a man in a college t-shirt holding a dog, upside down, over a keg of beer. Now, Brockport Police say they have arrested the student.

Our NBC sister station in Rochester, WHEC, received the picture courtesy of the Kimberly and Beck radio show.

Brockport Police Department Chief Dan Varrenti tells WHEC one person has been arrested and charged with a misdemeanor under the agriculture and markets law.

The student has been identified as Robert Yates, 20 from West Seneca according to Brockport police.

Here is the statement from the college.

"We were alarmed to learn of this disturbing photo. The College is investigating this matter and will take appropriate action once the details surrounding the photo are learned."

The dog is with Lollypop Farm.


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