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NYPD Releases Footage Of Irving Sanchez Abusing Pet Pooch In Harlem Elevator (VIDEO)

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Irving Sanchez, 46, who was caught on video (see below) swinging a pit-bull puppy against an elevator wall and then kicking the poor animal, was charged with aggravated animal cruelty on Monday, reports the New York Times.

A surveillance video released by the NYPD shows Sanchez repeatedly abusing the dog, Max, in an elevator at 2370 First Avenue in the Wagner public-housing complex in East Harlem on Sunday night.

Aggravated animal cruelty carries a punishment of up to two years and Sanchez already has numerous drug arrests, according to the New York Post.

This is not the first time someone has been caught on an elevator surveillance video hurting a hapless pooch.The Grant Houses in Harlem had three such instances in 2010.