BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – A puppy is having surgery to fix a badly broken leg.
On Monday, Boardman police found the dog in a room at Red Roof Inn.
Police suspect Dante Mason was punching the animal after he said it went to the bathroom on his bed.
According to a Boardman police report, when officers arrived at the motel, they heard loud thumping and a dog crying and yelping loudly.
Mason told officers he was “teaching the dog a lesson,” according to the report.
Mason is now jailed on $10,000 bond, and he is due in court next month.