HOUSTON (KTRK) —
The mailman caught on camera spraying three lap dogs with what appears to be pepper spray has been charged.
John Brucewayne O’Veal, 21, faces three misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty.
In video exclusive to Eyewitness News
, a uniformed US Postal Service letter carrier is seen approaching a home in northwest Houston. The dogs run to a tall gate and are sprayed with what appears to be pepper spray. Their owners said they couldn’t open their eyes for 3 hours afterwards.
The dogs never seemed to pose a threat. The mailman and the mailbox were on one side. The dogs were on the other.
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