A business CEO was caught on horrifying video violently tossing around and slapping his 4-month-old pup — and cops have now launched an investigation into the incident, reports say.
Jeffrey Previte, the 46-year-old head of a California environmental-consulting firm, was caught on the disturbing surveillance footage grabbing his pitbull Beachy by the ear and neck as he dragged the pooch into a hallway off the parking garage at his Santa Monica condominium building Aug. 22, the Daily Mail said.
A worker manning the front desk said he heard the dog crying, prompting him to review the footage.
“I heard the dog screaming, and when I looked on the camera, I saw [Previte] … choking and slapping the dog,” the worker told the Mail. “He even slammed the poor dog against the wall.’’
The worker said he called Previte and told him he planned on filing a report with the building’s management.
“He became irate .. and then he hung