“The Program” star Andrew Bryniarski arrested for animal cruelty
Actor Andrew Bryniarski — who is known for playing the role of ‘roid raging maniac Lattimer in “The Program” — has been arrested with his girlfriend on Saturday due to suspicion of animal cruelty after cops said the actor was keeping 25 starving dogs inside his mobile home.
According to reports, cops were sent to the motorhome of 43-year-old Andrew Bryniarski in Santa Monica, California, at 10:30 in the evening on September 8. The police said that they received several tips from a concerned neighbor who constantly hears the sound of crying dogs coming from Bryniarski’s property.
When the cops arrived at the home, no one was there. However, responding police officers said they could see a lot of metal dog kennels which contained roughly 15 small dogs — all Pomeranians. Cops also said that they noticed there was no visible food or water for all the dogs, and the place reeked with the smell of dog urine.
According to the police, Andrew Bryniarski and a female companion of his arrived at the mobile home shortly after. They admitted the dogs belonged to them.
Ultimately, the police said they found 25 dogs in the actor’s home. They subsequently determined that the dogs were not being properly care for. The cops added that several of the dogs and puppies appeared to be sick.
Both Andrew Bryniarski and the woman were arrested for suspicion of animal cruelty. Animal Control was then called in to remove the dogs from the premises.
The actor and her woman companion were brought to a nearby jail where they were book and later released after posting bail.
Andrew Bryniarski claimed that the allegations of animal cruelty are nothing but false.
Andrew Bryniarski released a statement, saying, “We bought the RV as a mobile adoption unit about a week ago to find good, forever homes for the majority of the poms, all of which we have raised ourselves or rescued.” He added, “Nobody cares for my dogs better than I do, or finds them better homes. These are lies … and the only thing that smells like piss or maybe shit is the story from the Santa Monica Police Department.”
The actor claims the City of Santa Monica does not want RVs posted up in the nice part of town and is doing anything it can to drive them out.
Andrew Bryniarski is best known for portraying Leatherface in the remake of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and its prequel, as well as Zangief in “Street Fighter.”