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Witnesses Say They Saw Man Beat Dog Before Group Attacks Him

A group of people were caught on camera beating a man accused of abusing a small dog on a leash in Hollywood.

Some people passing by got out of their cars to help.

“I pulled over and started chasing him,” witness Jena Malone said. “Because it’s absolutely not OK.”

Another witness said the man was dragging him and kicking him Monday near Sunset Boulevard and the 101 Freeway.

He said the man started running and a group chased him.

Speaking to NBCLA’s cameraman just before police arrived, the man, who police have not identified, said he didn’t think the dog was hurt.

“That’s why I did it, it’s my mother’s dog and he should obey me,” the man said.