by Dan Jovic, WJW
GALVESTON COUNTY, Texas – A man is facing animal cruelty charges after his dog died, allegedly from being left in a hot car.
Police in Galveston, Texas believe Bill Omer left his pit bull in the car for more than an hour in the sweltering heat.
The 23-year-old then posed for a rather unusual mugshot, smiling and giving a thumbs up.
Investigators say Omer was holding his dead pet when they arrived. He is charged with cruelty to a non-livestock animal.
CNN Wire reports were used in this article.