Brockport Police make arrests in connection to "dog keg stand photo"

Updated: 03/10/2014 6:31 PM
Created: 03/10/2014 11:30 AM WHEC.com
By: Berkeley Brean

Have you seen this picture? It shows a man in a college t-shirt holding a dog, upside down, over a keg of beer at a house in the Village of Brockport over the weekend. Now, police say they have arrested two College at Brockport students. 

Shane Oliver, 20, of Bergen, is charged with torturing an animal. It’s a misdemeanor. Police say Oliver is the student pictured holding the dog over the keg.

The other student arrested is Robert Yates, 20, of West Seneca. Police say he posted the picture on his Twitter page. Police say Yates shut down his Twitter account.

Lt. Mark Cuzzupoli, Brockport PD, said, "The person we arrested has been cooperative. He did give a statement. He's not indicating that the dog consumed alcohol.”

Both students got appearance tickets so they're not in court until early April.

The College at Brockport did release a statement saying, "We were alarmed to learn of this disturbing photo. The College is investigating this matter and will take appropriate action once the details surrounding the photo are learned."

 Police say the owner of the dog, whose identity will not be released, was not present during the incident or believed to have played any role in the incident.

According to police, additional arrests are expected.

Right now, the dog is with Lollypop Farm.

Credit: Kimberly and Beck

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