Maryland man arrested after dragging dog behind car as punishment: police

A Maryland man was arrested and later charged with animal cruelty after he dragged his dog behind his car, authorities said.

The man, identified as Herbert Sensibaugh, 53, allegedly dragged the pup, Rebel, from his car as a punishment for escaping the yard, Anne Arundel County Police said, according to WJLA.

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Rebel was taken to a vet by local Animal Control officials.  (Anne Arundel County Police)

After responding to the initial incident on Saturday, police returned Monday with local animal control officers, who took the dog to a veterinarian. Rebel’s right front paw was injured and he had a limp, the news station reported.

Rebel's injured paw.  (Anne Arundel County Police)

Authorities used a search warrant Wednesday to enter Sensibaugh’s home, where they found suspected cocaine, oxycodone pills, morphine pills and Endocet pills, according to WJLA. 

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He was arrested and charged with four counts of animal cruelty.  

Madeline Farber is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @MaddieFarberUDK.