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Police arrest man for allegedly abusing dog in Hillsboro gas station

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HILLSBORO, OR (KPTV) -

A man arrested by Hillsboro police after they say he was caught on camera allegedly abusing his dog in a gas station faced a judge Thursday.

William Abbe was arrested around 10 p.m. Wednesday and faces charges of attempted animal abuse, carrying a concealed weapon, felon in possession and second-degree disorderly conduct.

Abbe was filmed by a witness allegedly yanking and hitting his dog, Darnell, in a gas station at 275 Baseline Street Monday The dog’s cries and yelps can be heard in the video while Abbe screams profanities at it.

Darnell was taken into police custody Tuesday and was examined by a local veterinarian. The dog was not seriously injured, and police said Darnell is doing fine and is still in protective custody.

Abbe appeared in front of a Washington County judge Thursday, answering a question about his name with the response, "No animals were harmed in the making of this video.”

He pleaded not guilty to the charges against him and is scheduled to be back in court in mid-August.

Court documents show Abbe has an extensive criminal history dating back to 1989. In 2015, he was cited for failing to have his service dog on a leash or harness while riding a TriMet train. TriMet officials worked with Abbe to resolve the issue and the initial citation was dismissed.

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