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Pit Bull Owner Adontis Hoskins Arrested for Padlocking Pup to Allegedly Prep it for Dog Fighting

| by Phyllis M Daugherty

Adontis Hoskins, 19, of the 4900 block of West Gladys Avenue, was arrested by Chicago police when they saw him riding a bicycle with a young pit bull being pulled along on a leash with three large padlocks attached to a metal collar on the pup's neck.

Prosecutors alleged at Hoskins' arraignment in a Cook County court that weighting the neck is a reported strategy for strengthening a dog's neck in preparation for dog fighting, the Chicago Tribune reported on June 3.

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Hoskins faces a charge of animal-abuse, and a Cook County judge ordered him held on $20,000 bail.

He is scheduled to appear in court again on Wednesday, NBC Chicago reported

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The Cook County Jail website showed that Hoskins had not posted bail as of late Sunday.

Source: NBC Chicago