Newnan man allegedly ties up his dog, leaves it outside restaurant to die

Jon Schuck
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Jon Schuck

Credit: Coweta County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Coweta County Sheriff's Office

A man who allegedly tied up his dog and left it to die outside a Newnan restaurant was arrested earlier this week on a charge of animal cruelty.

Jon Schuck, 70, was sitting inside a restaurant Tuesday while his dog was tethered up outside in the extreme heat, according to a Newnan police report.

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By the time police arrived at the Leaf and Bean restaurant, the black and white dog had died and started to accumulate a number of flies, the report states.

When police asked why he continued to sit inside the restaurant while his dog died, Schuck allegedly could not give a legitimate reason. A witness told police that when he noticed the dog was having trouble breathing, he told Schuck. In response, Schuck allegedly shrugged and continued drinking a beverage.

Schuck also verbally pushed back on officers’ attempts to arrest him, and only complied after an officer pulled out a Taser, the report states.

There had been “earlier calls that day about him and about that dog,” Lt. Tate Washington said at a news conference Thursday afternoon.

The restaurant is in the center of town, near where people often walk their dogs, Washington said.

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