Man Throws Dog Across Street During Montclair Road Rage Incident (VIDEO)

BY  |  Monday, Jul 17, 2017 9:23am  |  COMMENTS (10)

Update: Montclair Police assisted in identifying the parties involved and NJSPCA is now handling the investigation with Montclair Animal Control. NJSPCA will determine any charges, Detective Lieutenant David O’Dowd tells Baristanet.

Montclair is outraged over a video uploaded on Streamable Sunday that depicts a Montclair road rage incident on Bloomfield Ave. near Gates. The video shows an altercation between two men in the video and ends with one man reaching into the other man’s car and hurling a dog out onto the street. Commenters on Reddit and various social media groups were outraged by the horrific abuse to the dog. Both Montclair Animal Control and Montclair Police are looking into the incident, reports Fortunately, the dog is recovering, reports

Caution: The video has profanity and is disturbing to watch.


  1. POSTED BY mtc  |  July 17, 2017 @ 11:12 am

    I cannot believe what I just saw!!! Where were the police??? How could someone do that to an animal!! This is horrible to post it makes me sick to my stomach. Did that person get caught? I hope they are punished and also thrown from a car to see how it feels. Just plain disgusting human being.

  2. POSTED BY Bill Courson  |  July 17, 2017 @ 11:37 am

    People in this country are angry, and getting angrier and uglier by the day. It shows in their driving … and their voting.

  3. POSTED BY Frank Rubacky  |  July 17, 2017 @ 1:43 pm

    Since we’re on the topic, during every Summer heatwave, I see runners with their dogs. Almost always medium to large breeds led by young people. It drives me crazy as I don’t think people understand that dogs overheat faster than humans. If people don’t understand this risk, then they likely don’t also know not to over-hydrate dogs (especially cold water) or give treats/foods until the dog has recovered fully from this type of exertion. Or that they should check their pads for redness, cuts, etc.

    Please, if you see something, say something – nicely – to the owners. Be an advocate for all dogs.

  4. POSTED BY Quite the Pundint  |  July 17, 2017 @ 1:57 pm

    Bill Courson: “People in this country are angry, and getting angrier and uglier by the day. It shows in their driving … and their voting.” Yeah Bill, that skinny, bearded, cowardly hipster who flung a defenseless dog clearly must’ve voted for Trump.

  5. POSTED BY mtc  |  July 17, 2017 @ 3:11 pm

    Who cares who they voted for…..They are both disgusting people. ESPECIALLY the one who threw the dog. He should get locked up and the death penalty. Period. Harming children or animals is just the worst.

  6. POSTED BY fedup  |  July 17, 2017 @ 6:50 pm

    I agree what the guy did is wrong and he should be held responsible for his actions. But the death penalty? You can’t be serious

  7. POSTED BY Frank Rubacky  |  July 18, 2017 @ 12:32 am

    “I agree what the guy did is wrong and he should be held responsible for his actions.”

    I’m not clear, fedup. Is this also your standard for someone grabbing a child out of a car and throwing him/her onto the street?

  8. POSTED BY fedup  |  July 18, 2017 @ 9:53 am

    Yes, Frank, it would be the same standard if it was a child thrown from the car. We have laws that govern an assault on a person and the abuse of an animal. Each have their own penelties by statute but the death penalty is definitely not one of them. Especially since it was voted away years ago. Frank, do you agree that the man should face the death penalty for throwing the dog from the car and causing minor injury to the dog?

  9. POSTED BY Frank Rubacky  |  July 18, 2017 @ 10:24 am

    Just wanted to clarify the ambiguity of your statement. Pets are considered low value chattel and, as such, the penalties are also very low. So, “being held responsible for his actions” is an insufficient response. We have two sets of social extremes here, both of which I don’t agree with. Execution or a $500 fine & probation on one hand. A child vs a dog on the other. I gravitate towards the middle – all wanton risk of a life is a major deal and such behavior, if not dealt with appropriately, tends to be manifest itself in even more serious forms.

  10. POSTED BY NellieK  |  July 19, 2017 @ 3:12 pm

    This is a horrible incident and the perpetrator should be punished…But it has nothing to do with politics…Let’s not draw conclusions for which there is no basis.

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