Photo Galveston Police Department
Bill Omer, 23, has been charged with cruelty to a non-livestock animal after leaving his dog locked in the car over July 4th when temperatures reached over 90 degrees. He was arrested in Galveston Texas and later released from custody after posting $15,000 bail, said Galveston Police Department Lt. Michael Gray.
Officers arrived at the vehicle about 6:40 p.m. and found Omer holding the lifeless dog. The dog apparently died of heat exhaustion from being inside the unattended vehicle for about an hour and half. When processed and formally charged with his crime Omer posed with his shirt off smiling and giving the officer taking his mug shot the thumbs up sign. Omer faces up to two years in prison and a $10,000 fine if found guilty of the felony offense.