A viral video of animal abuse led a Los Angeles resident to demand action from the LAPD, KTTV-TV reported. The video showed a man throwing a whimpering puppy down three flights of stairs at an apartment on Oakwood Avenue in Koreatown. Neighbors claimed the man had done this multiple times.

Dione Michael saw the video on the Kris Kelly Foundation website and took action. She spoke to residents and the apartment manager, learning that police had visited the man’s door but left when he didn’t respond. Michael then went live on the Kris Kelly page, urging others to demand the man’s arrest.

Police found the man in an alley near the apartments. Social media posts showed his arrest and the dog being taken away. The LAPD identified the dog as a 7-month-old puppy needing treatment for malnourishment and a broken leg, potentially requiring surgery.

The man, identified as 27-year-old Joeboury Coleman, was booked for felony animal cruelty with a zero-dollar bail, according to LAPD Capt. Lillian Carranza. Michael emphasized the power of collective action in preventing animal abuse, calling online supporters an “army for animals.”

KTTV reported that Coleman did not respond to their request for comment.