Florida man charged with animal cruelty after allegedly running over dog on purpose

(Left) Screenshot of disturbing video (Right) Robert Joseph Kayat (Photos courtesy of the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office)

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. — A Florida man was arrested Sunday night after he was caught on video running over a dog – on purpose.

Robert Joseph Kayat, 29, is charged with felony animal cruelty, WESH reported.

Video provided to authorities shows Kayat swerve at the dog before running it over.

After the dog was hit, Kayat allegedly got out of his truck, kicked the animal and then drove away.

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