An East Palo Alto man was arrested Tuesday for abusing a small dog in Redwood Shores, according to police. 

Michael Fore, 30, has been booked into San Mateo County Jail for felony animal cruelty. At 5 p.m. Sunday in the area of Avocet Drive, Fore allegedly swung the dog in the air by its leash and then forcefully slammed it onto the ground multiple times while recording the incident on his cellphone, according to a press release. The abuse was also recorded by a security camera and seen by a witness. 

Police identified Fore after releasing surveillance images of him on social media that generated thousands of tips. 

An arrest warrant was obtained and officers with both the Redwood City and East Palo Alto police departments located Fore at his home in East Palo Alto. Fore attempted to evade officers by climbing onto the balcony from his third-floor apartment and onto the roof of the building, where he was ultimately arrested. 

The dog is doing well, according to the release, and showed no signs of lasting injury.

“The Redwood City Police Department would like to thank the public as well as the East Palo Alto Police Department for their assistance in identifying and locating the suspect in this case,” police said in the release.

Anyone with additional information about the incident is encouraged to contact Detective Sgt. Russ Felker at (650) 780-7627.

Recommended for you

(2) comments

Senior Voice

I hope the Daily Journal keeps the public informed..is he still in jail or is he already out on bail? Rich privileged white male has father attorney. What's the lesson needed here? Lock him up for the longest time possible.

JustMike650

Such a Scumbag. Maybe do the same to him. Daddy lawyer will get him off. #Insanity

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Thank you for reading the Daily Journal.

Please purchase an Enhanced Subscription to continue reading.Please log in, or sign up for a new account and purchase an Enhanced Subscription to continue reading.