Brandon Tynes Nashville man caught beating his French bulldog on video arrested and now out of a job after social media expresses their disdain.
A Tennessee salon worker has become widely reviled after video caught the man violently abusing his French bulldog, repeatedly beating and kicking the helpless pup inside an elevator.
Brandon Tynes, 33, was charged with felony aggravated animal cruelty Tuesday after an employee at his apartment complex in Nashville contacted animal control officials with allegations that he was abusing one of his two French bulldogs, WZTV reported.
A 43-second clip obtained by the media outlet (see below) shows a pet owner police identified as Tynes hurling the 8-month-old animal head first into a wall just outside an elevator before the dog regains its footing and is dragged away on a leash.
Tynes is also seen in the video kicking the dog and smacking it in the face, according to an affidavit cited by the Nashville Tennessean.
‘That’s pretty heinous,’ a neighbor at the residence told WZTV after seeing the disturbing footage. ‘You know, if you’re that type of guy, why even have a dog?’
The male dog survived the attack and remains in good condition at Metro Animal Care and Control, director Lauren Bluestone told via the nypost.
‘The animal appears to be happy and healthy, other than a few abrasions that we found,’ Bluestone said. ‘It was taken to a veterinarian hospital right away for a full checkup. But right now, the dog is in good condition.’
Tynes’ second French bulldog, an 8-year-old female, is also in good condition and remains with staffers at the animal welfare agency, Bluestone said.
But there’s more.
This guy has issues. Brandon Tynes – salon owner in Nashville https://t.co/MhIJJw0FrO
— Cole Hawkins (@mchawkin) June 13, 2019
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Police also found six grams of marijuana during a search of Tynes’ apartment. In addition to the aggravated animal cruelty charge, he’s facing possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia counts, WKRN reported.
And there’s more grim news.
Tynes, who worked at a salon in Nashville, lost his job following his arrest in connection with the video footage, according to a statement on Facebook.
‘These allegations reference an incident that took place on the former employee’s personal time and nowhere near our place of business,’ Green Pea Salon announced Wednesday. ‘We find the reported actions reprehensible and clearly outside the standards of conduct we expect of our employees.’
It appears the former worker’s axing comes off the heels of social media users taking exception to the released video.
Posted one user: ‘Hey
@greenpeasalon just want to make sure you guys are going to fire Brandon Tynes immediately after the video surfaced today of him repeatedly slamming an innocent little dog into the wall, where it feel five feet to the ground. He is an employee at your location. He has to GO.’
Not surprisingly, Tynes’ Instagram and Twitter profiles were no longer active as of Thursday.
Needless to say there was little love lost for the forlorn animal owner as social media users expressed their incredulity and disgust. Yes Brandon- welcome to a brave new instant world of repercussions.
Some users on the social media platforms went so far as to say Tynes deserved to be assaulted over the footage.
‘You are a lowlife disgrace for a human being,’ one woman posted on Twitter. ‘You deserve to get your butt kicked. I wonder what your mother thinks about your behavior.’
— Ryan Graney (@RyanEGraney) June 12, 2019
Please tell me they took away his dogs and will never, ever let him own another pet. A horrible human, and I hope he pays a big price for this, loses his job, and is now a very hated person by society. He deserves to get exactly what he did to his dog!! @brandontynes
— Ally Perritt (@periwinklegirl4) June 12, 2019