A Man Beats Dog Story: Caught On Tape

Charged with cruelty and torture

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    Cops say 21-year-old Chris Grant beat up his girlfriend's dog in the elevator.

    If animal cruelty turns your stomach, you should not watch this video.

    The NYPD took a good look, and what they saw -- a 21-year old man violently kicking a tiny dog -- led to criminal charges.

    Chris Grant now stands charged with torturing and injuring the animal.  Police say the little pooch, a 12-pound Pomeranian-Chihuahua named Chuvi-Duvi,  belonged to Grant's girlfriend.

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    Police stumbled upon this video of a man abusing his dog, Chuvi-Duvi, a 12-pound Pomeranian-Chihuahua mix, while looking for the killer of 9-year-old Anthony Maldonado.

    And there's a twist: cameras captured the attack while police scoured surveillance tapes for a killer in the same apartment complex, Grant Housing Development in upper Manhattan.

    They later found the man accused of stabbing nine-year old Anthony Maldonado, the victim of one of the city's first homicides of 2010.  

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    Little Chuvi-Duvi is going to be ok.

    The two crimes are not connected, but Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says solving them involved the same basic tools: a camera, and a cop paying attention.

    In condemning the alleged dog-kicker, Kelly called Grant "an abusive individual who repeatedly and brutally beat a small defenseless dog."

    See for yourself, but if you're an animal lover, be advised: it's tough to watch.