Florida man accused of beating dog to death following hit-and-run crash

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Anthony Grullon (Port St. Lucie Police Department)

A 29-year-old man from Port St. Lucie is behind bars for allegedly killing a dog after being involved in a hit-and-run crash.

Anthony Grullon was charged with two counts of hit-and-run involving damage to property and animal cruelty.

Police say on Sunday morning just before 2:30 a.m., they were sent to the Race Trac at 2031 SW Gatlin Blvd. for reports of a crash. The caller said Grullon crashed a black Toyota Tundra into a Chevy Cruz. He then got out of the Tundra and ran around the parking lot completely naked.

Grullon was also seen trying to throw a dog named Henney through the window of the vehicle as he beat on the dog, according to police. He then fled the area heading north on Savage Boulevard; police later found him at his home.

Henney, a small white dog, was found dead in the parking lot of the Race Trac.

After further investigation, it was discovered Grullon was involved in two-vehicle crashes and he was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, police said. Grullon was then arrested and taken to the St. Lucie County Jail.