A Queens muscleman allegedly tossed his 50 pound pooch out of his third-story apartment window, cops told The New York Post, killing the dog instantly.
The imposing Milan Rysa, 30, allegedly scooped up his Chinese Shar-Pei, named Brooklyn, and hurled it out of his Steinway Avenue home near Newton Road at around 9:20 PM Monday night, while listening to pounding dance music.
“I looked and it was a dog. I immediately looked up, and saw a light go off in an apartment window and the screen go down,” a witness told police, according to The Post.
The New York Daily News reports that police officers, unsure of who they were dealing with, approached Rysa's apartment with a battering ram and a bulletproof shield.
Rysa eventually emerged peacefully however, and claimed he had been asleep the whole time. Cops arrested him for aggravated animal cruelty and reckless endangerment, and took him to Elmhurst Hospital Center for a psychiatric evaluation.
Neighbors also told The News:
Rysa also let Brooklyn relieve itself on the roof. He would fling the dog's feces onto nearby rooftops, then leave the dog unattended for hours, the hot rooftop burning his paws, one neighbor said.
It's unclear why Rysa would want to kill the dog.
Unfortunately, this isn't the first bizarre story this year of owners abusing their dogs in New York. In May, shocking surveillance footage showed a Harlem man swinging a pit-bull puppy against an elevator wall and then kicking the poor animal.