Meshoppen, Pennsylvania resident Harry Scott Faux was sentenced to a Pennsylvania State Prison for tieing his small puppy to the back of his mini motorbike and dragging him for close to a quarter mile. At sentencing, Faux held his head low and did not express any emotion after district Judge Craig Shurtleff called his actions “barbaric, and depraved.”
Faux could be seen trying to wipe away what appeared to be tear’s from his face after Judge Shurtleff scolded him in front of a packed courtroom. Prosecutors alleged that on July 4th weekend of 2016, Faux had been drinking to the point of intoxication, when he began “bullying” his dog to go for a joy ride on the back of his motorcycle.
When the dog refused to cooperate, Faux was alleged to have tied him to the back of his motorbike by the neck, drank up to three more cans of beer and drove off with the dog still attached to the motorbike.
When police arrived on the scene, Faux was said to be unruly and resisted arrest. He was subsequently charged with one count of felony cruelty, disorderly conduct, and driving under the influence. At trial, Meshoppen Chief of Police John Kreig said that witnesses had told his officers that Faux had been acting erratic after smoking a substance believed to be crystal meth in addition to drinking beer before the incident took place.
The dog, whose name was not released by authorities, was taken to a local no-kill shelter where he was treated for severe abrasions to all four paws. As for Faux, he was found guilty on all counts by a jury of his peers and sentenced to a total of 4 years confinement.