Video: Woman drags dog down street behind scooter

‘Sh** happens!’ the woman said.

Woman drags dog down street behind electric scooter

BAKERSFIELD, CA (Gray News) – The horrifying scene captured by James Dowell’s security system shows a small dog being dragged down the road behind an electric scooter.

Brandon Sanders said he was out riding a bike over the weekend when the woman drove by.

“We watched this awesome human being riding one of the Bird Scooter’s at about 15 MPH dragging this poor dog behind her by a leash,” Sanders said.

“The dog was on its side and we watched it being drug at least 100 yards and there’s no telling how long she had been dragging it for before we saw her.”

The police were called, and the unidentified woman was arrested, KBAK/KBFX reported. She was later released pending further investigation.

The scooter rental company, Bird, said it’s suspended the account the woman who was using their product.

“We find the video to be deeply disturbing and are appreciative of the community for bringing it to our attention. This type of rider behavior is wrong and prohibited by Bird. As soon as we were made aware of the video, we began our own investigation of the incident and have suspended the account for the individual involved in the incident. We continue to encourage people in the communities in which Bird operates to report incidents of irresponsible behavior on Birds to us, as well as local authorities. We investigate all reports directed to Bird and take appropriate measures, including removing people from the Bird platform.”
Brandon Sanders said he was out riding a bike over the weekend when the woman drove by, dragging the dog.
Brandon Sanders said he was out riding a bike over the weekend when the woman drove by, dragging the dog. (Source: James Dowell)

A photo posted to Sander’s Facebook page shows the smiling woman holding the dog with its bloody paws.

“Only reason she quit is a couple on bikes stopped her,” Dowell said in his post. “She’s holding the dog afterwards quoted saying, ‘Sh** happens!’ & smiling.”

The woman’s attorney released a statement.

“We have been 100% cooperative with the Bakersfield Police Department and their investigation. My client loves animals, especially Zebra, the dog who was shown in the video. We are confident that once law enforcement has concluded their investigation that this will be ruled an isolated incident. The dog is doing great and expected to have a full and short recovery.”

The woman dragging Zebra wasn’t her owner. The dog is now back with her family and is receiving treatment.

The Bakersfield Police Department is withholding names because of the ongoing investigation.

Woman drags dog down street behind scooter

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