Police need your help finding a man they say put an emaciated dog in a suitcase, then dropped the bag in a Manhattan dumpster.
Police say Bryan Lepe was seen leaving an apartment at 645 Water Street near Market Slip on the Lower East Side while carrying a suitcase on Wednesday, October 19 around 8:45 p.m.
Less than two hours later, someone from a private carting company found a starving pit bull inside the bag, which had been thrown in a dumpster at 7 Gouverneur Slip East near the Vladeck Houses.
The animal is being cared for by the ASPCA.
Lepe is described as 22 years old, 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighing 110 pounds, with black hair and black eyes.
Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.