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Man slashed on face after intervening to stop dog beating

The NYPD said these two men were seen punching, kicking and hitting a dog with a belt in Staten Island last month

The two suspects, seen here outside of 860 Targee Street in Staten Island.

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The two were seen punching, kicking, and striking a dog “several times with a belt” just after 6:30 p.m. on May 24 in front of 860 Targee Street in Staten Island, police said.

A scuffle ensued when another manintervened on behalf of the dog, authorities said.

As the men fought, the first suspect pulled out a knife and allegedly slashed the good Samaritan above the eye, then ran away towards Park Hill.

That man was described as wearing a white tank top, black jeans and wearing a black and gold hat. The second suspect was described as a Hispanic man with a long black ponytail, white tee shirt and holding a white dog on a leash.

The NYPD released photos and surveillance footage of the men:

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

 

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