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Cops say man left dog to die in hot car

Posted at 12:03 PM, Jul 06, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-06 12:03:48-04

Mug Shot: Bill Omer

by Dan Jovic, WJW

GALVESTON COUNTY, Texas – A man is facing animal cruelty charges after his dog died, allegedly from being left in a hot car.  

Police in Galveston, Texas believe Bill Omer left his pit bull in the car for more than an hour in the sweltering heat.  

The 23-year-old then posed for a rather unusual mugshot, smiling and giving a thumbs up.

Investigators say Omer was holding his dead pet when they arrived. He is charged with cruelty to a non-livestock animal.

CNN Wire reports were used in this article.