COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A man was arrested after he attached padlocks to the neck of his baby pit bull, "Fox," and pulled it along with his bike in East Garfield Park, prosecutors said Sunday.
Police saw Adontis T. Hoskins, 19, riding a bike and holding a leash to a baby pit bull with padlocks attached to its neck, prosecutors said at Hoskins' bond hearing.
Cops saw Hoskins, also known as "Peanut," with the puppy in the first block of North Kedzie Avenue, according to police documents.
Hoskins, of the 4900 block of West Gladys Avenue, was arrested Saturday and charged with misdemeanor cruelty to animals.
Cops saw three large padlocks attached to a metal collar around the puppy's neck, according to police documents. Police recognized the padlocks as a method used to strengthen a dog's neck for dog fighting, prosecutors said.
Once in custody, Hoskins refused to relinquish custody of his dog, "Fox," according to police documents.
"Fox" was taken to Animal and Care Control after Hoskins was arrested, according to the documents.
Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil set bail for Hoskins at $20,000.