DreamWorks Animator Accused of Beating and Stealing Dog

Posted By Robert M. Bernstein || 19-May-2011

A 40-year-old DreamWorks animator, who is credited on films such as "Kung Fu Panda," "Bee Movie" and "Madagascar 2," recently pled not guilty to beating a neighbor's muzzled dog with a hammer, an incident that was captured on video.

It is alleged that the defendant climbed the fence into his neighbor's back yard where a young German shepherd was muzzled but untied.  He then shot the dog with a pellet gun, and returned with a hammer and began chasing and striking the defenseless animal until it lay senseless.  Surveillance camera video shows the beating, however, the dog is missing and presumed dead.

He has been charged with one felony count of cruelty to an animal and one misdemeanor count of petty theft of a dog with a special allegation of personal use of a deadly weapon. If convicted, he could face more than four years in prison.

If you, or someone you know has been charged with Petty Theft, Use of a Deadly Weapon, Cruelty to an Animal or any other type of Theft Crime,  contact Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney at the Law Offices of Robert M. Bernstein, for a free consultation today.

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