Sunday evening, shortly after 9 p.m., deputies received a call that a woman, later identified as Marina Rozenbaum, was in Navarre Park kicking her service dog. The caller stated Rozenbaum had asked her and her friends if they wanted to kick the dog too.
According to her arrest report, Rozenbaum, 57 of Quail Roost Drive in Navarre, held the dog up off the ground by the leash and kicked the dog again very hard causing it to yelp as if in pain. The caller took the dog away from Rozenbaum and a dispute ensued.
Santa Rosa Sheriff’s deputies responded and secured the dog for its safety, and reportedly the dog yelped when a deputy picked him up. Rozenbaum was arrested and charged with conservation animals causing death, cruelty or pain. She was also charged with resisting arrest without violence as she tried several times to snatch her hands away from the arresting deputy.
As of press time, Rozenbaum is being held on $6,000 bond in Santa Rosa County.
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