A Beloit man has been cited after a neighbor's security camera captured video of him hitting his dog.
In the video, the man is seen letting two dogs off their leashes. When the dogs return to him, he uses the leash to hit one of the dogs repeatedly, pin it down, stand on it and hit it several more times, according to WISC-TV.
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"It made me sick," said the neighbor. "It was pretty gruesome to watch. The dog is cowering, laying down. You can see him grab the dog's head with both hands and slam it on the ground."
The neighbor later sent the video to Beloit police.
The man was cited with mistreating an animal and letting an animal at large in a neighborhood. The citation will cost the dog owner $187.
When confronted about the behavior, the man said he was trying to train the dog.