A man is facing an animal cruelty charge after police say
he was caught on camera beating a dog inside an elevator at a Brickell
NBC 6’s Kim Wynne spoke to a neighbor of the man who allegedly hurled his roommate’s dog in an elevator in Brickell.
Ellaisy was booked into the Miami-Dade jail and later released on bond.
Ellaisy's attorney, Richard Cooper, said Ajax has no permanent injuries.
"This is a regrettable situation for my client. This is a case involving someone who is young and inexperienced with training puppies. The video is disturbing to my client as it is not who he is," Cooper said in a statement. "My client is being judged for the one moment in his life that he lost his cool and made a very bad choice. I am representing Karim because I know that people have bad days and do things they later deeply regret.”
Ajax was released to his owner, and animal control was contacted, the arrest report said.
“It’s really sad to see, if I see something like that I’m going to do something immediately," neighbor Avi Eli said. "I would react just like I saw someone beating a kid.”