Florida man dragged dog tied to golf cart, killing it, police say

Posted at 5:43 AM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 05:44:46-04

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. — Authorities said a Florida man has been accused of tying his dog to a golf cart and dragging it down the road, ultimately killing it.

A Fort Walton Beach police report said Dean Woodyatt chained his German shepherd to a golf cart Saturday and dragged it along the road while motorist and residents tried to stop him.

The report said the dog later died of heat-related injuries. Authorities said Woodyatt tried to flee but officers forcibly stopped him. It’s unclear whether Woodyatt had an attorney or what charges he might face.

The Panhandle Animal Welfare Society said it will pursue charges.