Caught On Cam: Lehigh man arrested for repeatedly punching dog
Lee County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joshua Schlotmann, 28, Sunday after LCSO says video captured by a homeowner’s Ring doorbell camera showed him abusing a dog.
“Not here. Not now. Not ever,” said Sheriff Carmine Marceno in a post on Facebook. “I’ll keep throwing these abusers into jail until they get the message that I won’t stand for it.”
According to the LCSO Facebook post, the sheriff’s office was made aware of a video that showed a man punching a dog multiple times near Hannah Ave South and 17th Street SW in Lehigh Acres.
The video was posted online, and LCSO responded to where the incident happened. Schlotmann was identified near the scene and arrested for the animal abuse.
Thanos, the dog, was removed by Lee County Domestic Animal Services and remains in the agency’s care.
Schlotmann faces a charge for Aggravated Animal Cruelty (Inflict Pain/Torture/Serious Injury/Death to an Animal).
Schlotmann is in Lee County Jail with no set bond.