Dog fight video not believed to be connected to Lafayette

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 6:12pm

An investigation was launched this morning regarding a video that was posted to a Facebook account. The disturbing clip shows men standing around as two dogs fight a bloody battle.

The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office was contacted alerted about the potential crime this morning because the Facebook user had Lafayette listed as his location. However, investigators have not found anything to link him or the crime to the area.

“We’re only saying that he has no connection to the Lafayette area at this time,” Cpt. Kip Judice, Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office, said. “We have nothing tangible to connect him here at this time. We have found some records and documents that point to him living in the Amite area.”

The poster also indicated that he is a student at a community college in Baton Rouge. The Louisiana State Police have been provided that information and are investigating the case as well.

“It’s certainly not going be tolerated,” Lieutenant Doug Cain, Louisiana State Police, said. “It's a despicable crime and we're going to enforce it aggressively and proactively.”

Although emotions are heighted in this case, investigators say it will be challenging to make an arrest.

“It’s not just the who, it’s the when,” Cpt. Judice added. “A big problem is going to be determining when it was posted. There is a statue of limitations on this type of crime. Just because it was posted yesterday, that doesn’t mean it wasn’t recorded four years ago.”

If you know anything about this incident call Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867). You can also text your tip to CRIMES (274637). Include CS225 at the beginning of your message.


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