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Police: Man in custody after beating his German Shepard with metal chain

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Posted at 12:18 PM, Jan 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-27 12:32:04-05

GLEN BURNIE, Md. — A man turned himself in after he was allegedly seen beating his dog with a metal chain.

On Sunday at about 1:45 p.m., officers responded for a report of an animal abuse to a dog that took place at a home in the 100 block of Janelin Drive.

A witness reported seeing 53-year-old Miguel Flores beating his German Shepard with a metal chain, causing the dog to yelp in pain.

Anne Arundel County Animal Care & Control officers responded and took custody of three dogs at the home. The dogs were taken to Animal Care & Control for any needed care and treatment.

The suspect turned himself in at the Northern District station where he was taken into custody without incident.

Anyone with any additional information can call Animal Care & Control at 410-222-8900.