Oakville Woman Accused of Kicking Dog and Punching Good Samaritan
An Oakville woman is accused of “forcefully” kicking a dog then punching a Good Samaritan who stepped in to defend the animal.
The case is “a bit of an anomaly,” said Halton police Det. Eric Schwab.
The incident took place on Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. near Lakeshore Rd. W. and Nelson St.
Several people in Bronte reported seeing a woman kicking a dog - which was on a leash, and not acting aggressively - in the chest and stomach.
They intervened, and one of them wound up getting punched in the face by the suspect “with a closed fist,” police allege.
“I would never recommend that they intervene,” said Schwab. “Certainly, report it.”
The woman was arrested.
Her dog was transferred into the care of a relative.
Stephanie Moore, 50, is charged with assault and causing unnecessary suffering to an animal.
The suspect also received a provincial offence notice for being intoxicated in a public place.
Moore was released on a promise to appear.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Oakville criminal investigations bureau at (905) 825-4747 ext. 2215. Anonymous tips can also be submitted via “See Something? Hear Something? Know Something? Contact Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or through the website at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca