St. Pete police: driver ran down, killed dog in alley
A still image from surveillance video released by St. Petersburg Police shows the car that ran down Snoopy
St. Petersburg Police are looking for a driver who, they believe, intentionally ran over and killed a dog.
The vehicle can be seen on surveillance video, driving down the alley behind 5139 3rd Avenue North. Investigators say the car drove west down the alley, then returned moments later, heading east at high speed. The witness says a small dog was running in front of the car, then the car hit it. The driver did not stop, and the dog died.
Police say the owner of the dog was at the scene when they arrived. The owner identified the dog as a 5-year-old Jack Russell terrier named "Snoopy". The owner says Snoopy had slipped out of his backyard through a fence and into the alley.
Investigators believe the driver intentionally hit the dog. The witness was not able to see the driver, but police hope someone will recognize the car and know who owns it.
The surveillance video shows the car headed east. The injured dog is also in the video, although difficult to see.
Anyone with information should call St. Pete Police using the non-emergency number at 727-893-7780, Text-A-Tip to 727-420-8911 or leave a confidential tip at 727-892-5000.