The reason, he told police: The dog vomited in his car because she had gotten carsick.
On Tuesday, police released video of a “person of interest,” after a barely 8-pound dog was found next to a concrete column in the Publix garage at 1920 West Ave.
Officers took the dog, later named Lily, to Doral Centre Animal Hospital, a 24-hour emergency facility.
“When I received Lily she was motionless and lying on her left side,” Mariana Garcia wrote in her report. “Lily’s midsection also appeared swollen and distorted. Lily’s eyes were also bloodshot red and she would occasionally moan in pain.”
Despite round-the-clock veterinary care, she died from her injuries two days later.
On Wednesday afternoon, the police department tweeted they were speaking with the “person of interest” seen in the video and later announced the arrest.
“The defendant admitted to pushing his dog with his feet while the dog lay on the garage floor,” the officer wrote in Hernandez’s report. “The defendant then abandoned his dog to suffer without providing care and assistance.”
Full Name: Sigman Andre Hernandez
Weight: 250 lbs
Hair Color: BRO
Eye Color: BRO
Time: 9:48 PM
Agency: Dade County, Florida
Total Bond: $6,000
#1 ANIMAL/CRUELTY TO WITH INTENT TO INJURE, KILL/CON
#2 ANIMAL/ABANDON WITHOUT FOOD AND SHELTER
(Miami Herald - April 19, 2017)