Police arrest woman accused of kicking dog in Aventura elevator


AVENTURA, Fla. (WSVN) – Aventura police have arrested a woman accused of repeatedly kicking a dog in an elevator.

Police arrested 24-year-old Keevonna C’Ante Jahna Wilson after, they said, surveillance cameras captured her kicking the canine on Sept. 20 at the Artech Condominiums.

Video shows the woman, who police said is Wilson, cornering the Yorkie-Shih Tzu mix and kicking the dog repeatedly. She only stops to press the floor button before continuing.

“Based on the video, we found sufficient evidence to place her under arrest for animal cruelty,” said Aventura Police Sgt. Chris Gorantis.

Miami-Dade Animal Services reported the beating and took the dog into their custody. “The animal sustained two contusions, and at this time, he’s with animal care,” Gorantis said.

The two contusions were to the dog’s abdomen and ear.

Police arrested Wilson and charged her with animal cruelty. She is currently out on bond.

“Unfortunately, we see too much of it, and you can see basically in the stories you all have covered recently, it’s egregious to do that to a poor little animal,” Gorantis said. “There’s no excuse at all to do that to a small innocent animal.”

The dog is now recovering and is in foster care through Miami-Dade Animal Services.

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