Man charged in kicking death of dog in San Francisco

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A suspect is now in custody after video was released of a man kicking a small dog in San Francisco. (KGO-TV)

A suspect is now in custody after video was released of a man kicking a small dog in San Francisco.

Twenty-four-year-old Nicholas Michael Cornelius is charged with felony animal cruelty for the June 1 incident on Market Street.

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San Francisco Animal Care and Control officials are searching for a man caught on camera severely injuring a stranger's small dog.



Police say Cornelius is the man in the surveillance video.

You can see the suspect kicking a small dog, then just seconds later, kicking it again.

The 3-year-old terrier mix, Puppet, died from his injuries.

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