Witness: Man dumped pit bull before running animal over in Williamsburg

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YORK COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) — The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man who ran over a pit bull puppy on purpose Tuesday evening.

The sheriff’s office said a witness saw a man driving southbound on Hubbard Lane towards Penniman Road stop his vehicle near Hillside Lane.

That’s when he lowered a young pit bull onto the street, then accelerated and ran over the animal, according o the witness. The puppy, estimated to be between 5-8 weeks old, died a short time later.

The man is described as a black male, about 30-50 years old with short curly hair. He was driving a navy van or SUV that may be an older, boxy-type Chevrolet with a very distinctive thick, white stripe around the entire vehicle.

Deputies checked the area, but were unable to locate the suspect or the vehicle.

If you have information that could help investigators, call Crime Line at 1-888 LOCK-U-UP.

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