Baton Rouge, LA – Police arrested a 28-year-old Louisiana man on Wednesday who was caught on security video attempting to sexually assault a pair of guard dog at a closed business last month.
The incident occurred on May 20 at a business located on Cedarcrest Avenue in Baton Rouge, according to WBRZ.
Baton Rouge police said the security video showed the suspect – identified as Rage Hewitt – removed a board in the fence to access the property around the closed business.
Once inside the fence line, the surveillance video showed that Hewitt stripped naked and proceeded to chase the two German shepherd guard dogs around the yard while fondling his genitals, WBRZ reported.
Police said the disturbing scene went on for 15 minutes, during which time Hewitt was able to corner one of the terrified dogs off-camera.
The animal could be heard on the security video yelping as if in pain, according to authorities.
Police said the suspect also tied a shirt around one of the dog’s mouths and held his genitalia in the dog’s face with his back to the camera, according to WBRZ.
“After approximately 15 minutes of chasing the animals around the yard unclothed, the defendant eventually gives up, gathers his [loose] clothing, and exits the property through the previously removed fence panels,” an officer wrote in the police report.
Baton Rouge police said it was unclear what Hewitt had done to the dogs off-camera but one of the dogs sustained an injury to its leg, was limping after the encounter, and had to be treated, WBRZ reported.
Hewitt was arrested on June 8 in Ascension Parish.
Police said he has been extradited to Baton Rouge to face charges of aggravated cruelty to animals, attempted sexual abuse of an animal, and unauthorized entry of a place of business, WBRZ reported.