Photo of dog doing keg stand at SUNY Brockport party leads to arrests

"Keg stands n Bits!" tweet from student at college party leads to animal torture arrests.
By Evan Bleier  |  March 11, 2014 at 9:16 AM
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A photo of a dog doing a keg stand at a SUNY Brockport party that was posted by the @SUNYPartyStory Twitter account with the caption "Keg stands n Bits!" has led to a number of arrests.

According to police, Mya was forced to drink beer when a nozzle from the keg was forced into the dog's mouth.

TWC News reports that 20-year-old Robert Yates, a student the College at Brockport, took the picture and tweeted it out. He was arrested and charged with torturing and injuring an animal. Shane Oliver, 20, the man who was allegedly holding the dog, was also arrested and faces identical charges.

“There are a lot of good kids at this school. Sometimes poor decisions are made. If they stop and asked themselves, is this the right thing to do? A lot of times a good decision are going to be made because they know what the right thing is to do is,” said Lt. Mark Cuzzupoli of the Brockport Police Department.

The @SUNYPartyStory Twitter account has weighed in on the matter.

Brockport Police are still investigating the incident and additional charges are possible.

“There are a lot of nice people that don't always make the right decision and end up having to answer to that,” Cuzzupoli said.

[TWC News] [The Post-Standard]

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