Photo of Man Punching Dog: Real or Hoax?

A photo showing a man holding a dog against the wall by its neck, threatening the animal with a clenched fist, has gone viral. Another image shows the dog buried up to its neck in sand. Are these images real?

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The images are real. The man in the images was investigated by police in his area in 2012.

This page indicates that the man in the photo is one Patricio Millar, with several links to social networking sites as proof. It is unclear how they determined the identity of the man, and if that determination is accurate. They claim that the images were posted on his Facebook profile, but that profile has since been deleted. The site claims he is “working for the Chilean Parliament.”

The website BioBioChile appears to have broken the story back on October 29, with this article which points to complaints they received regarding the images. That article refers to Patrick Millar (note the spelling difference) and states that he belonged to the police school, not the Chilean Parliament. This article has a screen shot of a Facebook page allegedly of the same man in the photos in question. That Facebook profile has since been deleted.

This article from October 30, 2012, states that the man in the photo is Patrick Millar and under investigation.

Even singer David Draiman of the rock band Disturbed tweeted the image with the angry message, “SOMEONE PLEASE FIND THIS SICK F–K AND BRING HIM TO JUSTICE”

While several sources from October 2012 reported the incident and identified the man, follow-up stories have been scarce. If you have any updated information as to the outcome of this case, please comment below.

Bottom Line
The best information we have regarding these photos is that they were taken of a man named Patrick (Patricio) Millar in 2011, who was suspended from police school after an investigation.

Article updated October 30, 2013

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235 Comments on Photo of Man Punching Dog: Real or Hoax?

  1. Any idea of the dog

  2. If this guy is quilty of punching that dog of the fb pic or any other type of animal abuse then he needs to have the same abuse he did to the animal done to him ten times harder.sick asshole

  3. This man is an evil a-hole. He his not even a human being. I volunteer to garrote him. He needs to be dead ASAP.

  4. he is standing in good position for a swift kick ….to ….where it counts

  5. Mary Hearn // March 4, 2014 at 2:11 pm // Reply

    This is a sick piece of sh-t. Someone needs to beat the crap out of him just like he is doing to the dog. He need’s to beg and beg for someone to stop hitting him. This guy is trash.

  6. Does anyone notice the little kid shoes under the door in the background?

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