Emerito Márquez, a Hispanic resident of Lee County, on the west coast of Floridawas arrested and charged with animal abuse after duct-taping his dog’s legs, covering his mouth and abandoning him on a busy highway, the sheriff’s office said Wednesday.
The dog, “Paco”, was found limping alone last Monday near a gas station in the town of North Fort Myers and taken to a center of the Services of Domestic Animals of said county.
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Following an investigation, the next day law enforcement officers managed to locate and arrest its owner, Emeritus Marquez25 years old, who He now faces a charge of animal cruelty.
“I have been very clear that I will never accept animal abuse of any kind. It’s disgusting”, Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno said on social media.
“Paco“He was found on a busy road and his mouth was covered with adhesive tape and his legs had also been tied,” said Marceno, who said he is confident that the animal will fully recover.
for the bailiff, the owner of “Paco” “has no heart. This is the creation of a serial killer, of someone who can abuse humans much more, ”she pointed out, and assured that the arrested person deserves the worst: “If I could, I would cover (Marquez’s) mouth with duct tape and let him run through traffic with his legs tied.”said.
At the press conference, Marceno pointed out that Márquez is a gang member who has 23 arrests.
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