A Medford man is facing three felony animal-cruelty charges after a neighbor recorded him repeatedly abusing his girlfriend’s dog. According to the police, the man named Ryan Baker complained that he was just having fun with the dog when he was arrested.
The dog, a 1-year-old pit bull, belonged to Baker’s girlfriend, who only visits during the weekends and doesn’t live with him.
“The neighbor showed the Medford Police video of three different occasions where Ryan Baker punched, kicked, dragged, and threw Bullet,” the police said. “In the video, the dog showed various indications that he feared Ryan Baker.”
“I’ve seen this dozens and dozens of times where I wasn’t able to capture it on video,” the neighbor tells 7News. “If he can do that to a poor defenseless dog I can only imagine what he can do to a human being.”
Baker’s girlfriend was devastated when she heard the news and says she has no plans to ever speak to Baker again after watching the disturbing video.
Here is the original footage captured by the neighbor: