Altamonte Springs, Florida – A Florida man, Clay Kinney, has been arrested for a disturbing act of animal cruelty that he filmed and shared on the popular social media platform, TikTok. Kinney, 27, is facing charges of animal torment and torture, as well as a moving traffic violation, after intentionally hitting a group of deer with his car.
The video that led to Kinney’s arrest showed him attempting to run over the group of five deer with his Chevy Tahoe, resulting in the fatal injury of one of the animals. The shocking footage not only sparked outrage among viewers but also prompted authorities to take action against Kinney.
A vigilant detective who viewed the video recognized Kinney and the vehicle he was driving, leading to a traffic stop. During the stop, Kinney admitted to driving without a valid license, which had been suspended previously. The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office subsequently took him into custody and charged him with the aforementioned counts.
While Kinney is facing severe charges, the investigation into the incident is still ongoing. Further details of the case have yet to be disclosed. As of now, TikTok, the platform where the incriminating video was shared, has not issued any comments on the situation.
This incident highlights the potential misuse of social media platforms in broadcasting harmful and illegal behavior, raising questions about content monitoring and control. The case also underscores the importance of authorities taking swift action in response to disturbing acts of animal cruelty.