Police searching for man seen throwing lit firework at dog in Santa Ana

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Thursday, July 11, 2024 5:29AM
Santa Ana PD searching for man seen throwing lit firework at dog
Police are searching for a man who was caught on video throwing a lit firework at a dog in Santa Ana. WARNING: This video contains scenes that some viewers may find disturbing.

SANTA ANA, Calif. (KABC) -- Police are searching for a man who was caught on video throwing a lit firework at a dog in Santa Ana.

The incident happened over the 4th of July weekend outside of a home on West Pine Street. In the video, you can see the man inside a silver sedan, throwing the firework into the front yard.

The firework exploded in the dog's face, causing significant burns and bleeding.

The injuries are non-life-threatening, and the dog, whose name is Romeo, is expected to be ok.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Santa Ana Police Department.