MANHATTAN – Police are looking for a 22-year-old man accused of putting a live dog in a suitcase and then leaving it in a dumpster last week.
Bryan Lepe is wanted for animal cruelty after he was seen leaving his Lower Manhattan apartment with the suitcase on October 19 at 6:45 p.m. and allegedly throwing the pit bill inside a dumpster at 7 Gouveneur Slip East, police said. The NYPD recovered the mistreated dog two hours later.
The dog was found in poor condition, police said.
Lepe is described to be about 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing around 110 pounds. He has black hair and black eyes,
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective John Glynn at 646-610-7272 or Detective Borough Manhattan South at 212-477-7447.