Police say they have identified the man who chucked a woman’s small dog into the street — killing the pet — after it barked at him during a Tenderloin robbery late last month.
On Tuesday, the Police Department released a photograph of the suspect, 35-year-old Laurice Barrett. Two years ago, Barrett was identified in a gang injunction as a member of the Oakdale Mob, a notorious Bayview-Hunters Point street gang.
The dog incident happened about 5 p.m. Dec. 28 when Barrett allegedly mugged a woman who had stopped her vehicle in the first block of Leavenworth Street to reportedly search for her cellphone.
After the woman got out of her car and walked over to the passenger-side door, Barrett allegedly approached her, grabbed her and then dug through her pockets for cash, coming up with only $5. While demanding more cash, police said, Barrett noticed the 12-year-old Pekingese named Roxie barking at him from inside the vehicle.
Barrett reached into the car, grabbed the dog, raised her above his head and threw her onto the street, police and a witness said. The pooch was later put down due to her extensive injuries.
Investigators said media reports that included video surveillance footage and citizens helped them identify Barrett as the suspect.
Anyone with information on Barrett’s whereabouts is asked to call (415) 345-7348.