Bakersfield woman who allegedly dragged dog behind scooter due in court

Elaina Rosa
Posted at 9:10 AM, May 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-29 13:40:38-04

Elaine Rosa, the woman suspected of dragging a dog behind a scooter, Is due in court Friday morning. Rosa is facing felony charges of cruelty to an animal, and a misdemeanor of failing to provide animal care.

During the hearing Sgt. Rick Dossy of the Bakersfield Police Department was called as a witness. He told the court that they obtained video surveillance from numerous areas that allegedly showed Rosa dragging a medium-sized terrier mixed dog for almost half a mile through the alleyways and streets in Downtown Bakersfield.

Investigators also used radar to determine the speed the scooter that Rosa rented was going.

An animal control officer and a bike rider witnessed the scene and both pointed to Rosa in the courtroom and identified her as the woman who was dragging the dog behind the scooter.

The bike rider said he watched Rosa drag the dog on the scooter going around 15 to 20 miles per hour and when she eventually stopped he saw the dog covered in blood. He called the police and continued following her home while on the phone with authorities. He said he took pictures of Rosa holding the bloody dog and that she later threatened him.

Video of the incident went viral throughout the community prompting hundreds of people to call on the district attorney's office to press charges.