The 21-year-old man has admitted to the crime, according to the sheriff’s office, adding that Gomez told them that he did it “out of boredom” and that the dog didn’t belong to him.
Authorities tracked down Gomez’s address from the Facebook video he posted, according to the sheriff’s office.
The sheriff’s office says they were tipped off about the video by a concerned citizen. They said they are committed to holding people who mistreat or torture innocent animals accountable. They also said they encourage Hidalgo County residents to report any suspicious activity or any crime being committed.