Shocking video shows the CEO of an LA environmental consulting firm mercilessly attacking his puppy in a luxury condominium building in footage exclusively obtained by DailyMail.com.
Jeffrey Previte, 46, was caught on security camera thrashing his defenseless four-month-old dog Beachy and grabbing the whimpering hound by the throat at his apartment in the Seychelle Condominiums building in Santa Monica, California.
In the video taken on August 22, the off-duty CEO can be seen yanking the dog off the floor by the scruff of its neck and violently jerking the animal through a door before giving it a hard smack.
A concierge, who has asked to remain anonymous, heard the dog's cries from his seat at the building's front desk and filed a report about the incident.
CEO Jeffrey Previte was caught on security camera thrashing his defenseless dog Beachy and grabbing the whimpering hound by the throat
In the August 22 video, Previte, 46, can be seen yanking the dog off the floor by the scruff of its neck and violently jerking the animal through a door
A concierge, who has asked to remain anonymous, heard the dog's cries from his seat at the building's front desk and told DailyMail.com he filed a report
'I heard the dog screaming and when I looked on the camera, I saw him beating the dog,' the concierge said.
The man filed a report about the incident to the building's management and he told Previte he had the footage and was going to write a report.
'He became irate... and then he hung up on me,' the man said. 'He apologized the next day, but I didn't think it was a sincere apology.'
The concierge filed the report writing: 'At 6.55pm, I witnessed Jeffery [sic] Previte beating his dog.'
In a statement to DailyMail.com. Previte didn't deny that he was rough with the dog but instead claimed that the concierge was extorting him.
'I think this is very unfortunate that this has come across your desk. I don't even know exactly what to say but I will say this: [The concierge] called me the evening of this interaction with my dog and that was at nine o' clock at night and he attempted to extort money from me so that he wouldn't report it to the building.
'There's nothing illegal about what I did - I said if you need to tell the building, tell the building.
'The building manager