Authorities looking for information tied to dog fighting video

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Posted on February 5, 2013 at 7:18 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 5 at 7:22 PM

Ashley Rodrigue / Eyewitness News
Email: arodrigue@wwltv.com | Twitter: @ashleyrwwl

HAMMOND, La. - A firestorm spread across Facebook this morning as followers of a Northshore animal organization learned about a video post showing a dog fight.

Now authorities are asking the public to help them find out who was involved in the fight, and the video of it.

"It's either being awful brave or awful stupid,” said Randy Segall, who runs the Tangi Humane Society. “I hate to use that word, but to put something like that on your Facebook page, that's really unreal."

The video was posted Monday, by a man named Kendrick Drummond, whose profile says he’s from Amite, but lives in Lafayette. Drummond even commented on the video saying he’d never be caught.

The Tangi Humane Society spread the video across social media, offering a reward for information about where and when the fight took place, as well as all the people involved with the video.

Now, authorities in Lafayette Parish and Animal Control in Tangipahoa Parish are looking for the same thing.

“We're identifying the players. I think there's one recognizable face in the video, so we're attempting to confirm that identity," said Capt. Kip Judice with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office.

"At least if we can get him in for questioning, find out what the real deal is on it," said Segall.

"We have several challenges that we have to get through before we can establish all the facts we need to charge someone with dog fighting," said Judice.

But everyone says they’re committed to following the case to the end, especially those that have seen the aftermath of dog fighting.

If you have any information about the case, contact Lafayette Parish Crimestoppers at 337-232-TIPS.

 

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