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The Fox 8 I-Team obtained police body camera video showing officers arriving at Darol Vinson’s Cuyahoga Falls apartment on April 23 after a woman called 911 saying her boyfriend witnessed a man strangling a dog and putting the dog in a trash bin.
Vinson admitted to police that he killed the dog after the dog allegedly bit his son in the face.
Vinson can also be heard on the body camera video saying the dog was never aggressive before and normally slept with his two sons.
Officers took pictures of the boy’s injuries and asked Vinson if he took the child for medical care. Vinson said he didn’t. Police called EMS to check out the child .
Vinson is now facing charges of cruelty to companion animals and endangering children.
The charge of cruelty to companion animals is also known as Goddard’s Law, named after FOX 8’s beloved meteorologist Dick Goddard. Goddard was an advocate and defender of animals his entire life.
Vinson is due in court June 16.