Two teenagers in St. Louis, Mo., have reportedly been arrested after a video showing one of them abusing a helpless dog was posted on Facebook. Outrage over the video quickly sent it viral, capturing the attention of law enforcement.
KTVI-TV reports that Coats Keshawn posted the video on his Facebook page on Tuesday. The extremely disturbing video shows a teenager flipping the dog over his head and body slamming it on the ground twice. He then repeatedly punches the animal, all while another boy films it and laughs.
Police say they are still investigating the incident. The dog has reportedly been turned over to animal control and will be examined and treated for any injuries.
Keshawn’s Facebook page was no longer active on Thursday.
“Many people are upset about the Facebook post. Comments left on the page repeatedly ask, ‘What is wrong with you?’ The video has been shared over 2,000 times on the social network. The FOX 2 newsroom is getting calls from across the United States asking about this Facebook post,” KTVI-TV notes.
The video, which will certainly be used as evidence in the case, can be seen below (WARNING: Video will be EXTREMELY disturbing to many readers and contains strong language — please be advised):