Racine police say a 40-year-old man is in jail after he beat his dog over the weekend because the dog wouldn’t kiss him.

Riad Yasin, of Racine, was charged Monday in Racine County Circuit Court with one misdemeanor count each of mistreatment of animals and disorderly conduct, both as repeat offenses. If convicted, he faces up to a year in jail and/or up to $11,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint, Yasin was drunk Friday afternoon and kept calling his female dog to go outside and then come back inside the house. When the animal came back into the home, Yasin was hugging her and asking her to give him kisses.

Police say that when the dog didn’t kiss him as instructed, Yasin became enraged and punched the dog at least three times in her side before kicking her several times in the abdomen. A witness called police and said Yasin ran upstairs to hide. The dog went back outside and cowered under the porch.

The witness told police that the dog didn’t try to bite Yasin, the complaint reads, that she just looked confused. When officers approached the dog, she was friendly and winced when they touched her side and abdomen.

Officers say when they lead Yasin out of the house, he was unsteady on his feet and smelled of intoxicants. A breathalyzer registered a blood alcohol of.189, and Yasin threatened to harm the witness who called police.

Yasin remains in the Racine County Jail on a $2,500 cash bond with orders to not own any domestic animals or possess or consume alcohol. He is also ordered to undergo monitoring and urinalysis tests both randomly and after each court date. Yasin will next be in court Dec. 17 for a pre-trial conference.

The Journal Times is reporting that Yasin has previous convictions for accepting stolen merchandise when he was the owner of Rico’s Value City, 1819 State Street. Charges were brought against him in 2011, and he plead guilty in February 2014 to a felony charge of operating a firearm while intoxicated and no contest to four counts of receiving stolen merchandise, all misdemeanors.

 

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