A homeless man in South Daytona, Fla., beat and strangled a dog while at least three people watched, police said Monday.

According to The Daytona Beach News-Journal, Ray Comer, 56, is charged with felony animal cruelty for killing a dachshund with a shoelace.

Three witnesses called 911 to report the incident, the report said.

According to police, Comer left the dog on a sidewalk and fled, but left his Florida identification card lying next to the dog's body.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that police found Comer with no shirt or shoes, and said he wanted to be arrested.

He is being held on $2,000 bail.

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