Decatur Police Looking For Man Who Reportedly Killed Small Dog

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DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) - Police are asking for your help tonight with finding a man who witnesses say killed a dog.

Witnesses tell police they saw a man get out of his car with a white plastic bag, walk over to the concrete curb and slam the bag onto the concrete.  He then drove away.

When the witnesses checked, they found a small dog in the bag.  It died a short time later.

Police say they'd like to find the man, but have very little information to go on.

"It's just difficult to understand why anyone could possibly have any reason to do this," said Lt. John Crouch, Decatur Police spokesman.  "We're certainly looking at everything from the fact it was a dog that belonged to the individual to maybe belonged to someone the individual had a grudge against or would want to harm. At this point, we're pretty much trying to look at everything."

The incident happened at the corner of 18th and Sherman Street in Decatur early Monday afternoon.

The only description police could offer was a man driving a black car.  The dog is described as a Chihuahua.

If you have any information about this incident, call Decatur Police at (256) 341-4600.

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