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GRAPHIC WARNING: Alabama police arrest man who lit turtle on fire during a live Facebook stream

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DOTHAN, Ala. -

Alabama police say they've arrested a 19-year-old man who set fire to a live turtle during a Facebook live video stream.
    
Dothan police say James Terrance Allen is being charged with animal cruelty following the cruel incident. Officers arrested Allen after numerous social media users called them after watching the stream.
    
The Facebook video shows a man with a live turtle and a bottle of alcohol saying he will set the turtle on fire if users give him 100 views. He eventually doused the turtle with liquid and set it on fire. Even after lighting it on fire, Allen continued to abuse the turtle, saying "give me 200 views or this (expletive) is gonna die.”

Officers were able to locate Allen and take him into custody. He now faces a felony charge of Aggravated Animal Cruelty.

The turtle was located and taken to the Dothan Police Department Animal Services Division while rehabilitation efforts can be arranged.

"The turtle, who has been named 'Leonardo', is expected to make a full recovery and hopefully will be released back into the wild," the police department said.


    

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