The man is charged with kicking a toy poodle named Zico and beating his baffled owner
- A 34-year-old was charged with kicking a toy poodle and beating the owner
- The incident happened on Friday in Pyrmont, where the dog was kicked twice
- The man was charged with five crimes, including animal cruelty and ill-treatment
A man has been charged after allegedly kicking a toy poodle and beating his owner.
The 33-year-old victim walked his toy poodle named Zico on Allen Street in Pyrmont on Friday evening.
He was called to the intersection on Harris Street by a man who started yelling at him.
While they were trying to leave, the dog owner was beaten by the man, who then kicked the dog.
A man was charged with assault and animal cruelty after kicking a toy poodle and beating the owner (supply)
The victim was helped on the street by a bystander when the dog was kicked again, and more people rushed forward to stop the abuse.
The perpetrator fled the scene.
An investigation into the incident prompted Sydney police officers to arrest a 34-year-old man on Sunday evening.
He has been charged with five crimes, including animal cruelty, cruelty, offensive behavior and harassment.
The man has been denied bail and will appear before the Central Local Court on Monday.
A police investigation led to the police arresting and accusing a 34-year-old man. He will appear before the Central Local Court on Monday