The Shawnee Police Department (SPD) has been investigating an incident that occurred in front of a local Walmart entrance after receiving calls Sunday night that a dog's carcass had been left there.
The Shawnee Police Department (SPD) has been investigating an incident that occurred in front of a local Walmart entrance after receiving calls Sunday night that a dog’s carcass had been left there.
“Witness stated the animal was removed from the back of a white pickup truck and appeared to be skinned,” the reports states.
Shawnee resident Brandi Marinez-Kosemund was at Walmart when it happened.
“It happened right in front of us,“ she said.
Around 11 p.m. Sunday, along with a photo, Marinez-Kosemund shared her experience, posting it on her Facebook page, “... An older white truck pulled up and a boy kicked (the carcass) out. ... There were three white kids between 17-20. The passenger wore a green camo jacket and had dark hair. The driver may have had a beard but was heavy set and the kid in the back was skinny and wore a dark plaid looking jacket with a hood and brown work boots.”
She went on to explain the condition of the animal that had been dumped onto the pavement in front of Walmart's Market entrance.
“The dog was dead,” she posted. “Just freshly killed and skinned. They cut off the front paws and its ears. Part of his snout was cut off as well.”
Officers pulled video from Walmart Security and were able to locate the suspect.
According to the police report, the suspect stated the carcass was a coyote carcass that was shot earlier that weekend on a hunt in Lincoln County; the carcass and other items were taken for further investigating and evidence.
In the report, SPD Capt. Scott Hill stated he spoke with a State Wildlife official that advised that coyotes can be hunted year round with the proper license, but also advised there were state Statutes in reference to carcass disposal.
SPD PIO Cpl. Vivian Lozano said the incident is under investigation.
Watch for updates.
You can reach Vicky O. Misa at (405) 214-3962.