[UPDATE BELOW] The NYPD is seeking the public's help in catching this worthless P.O.S. who was caught on video brutally kicking a dog in an elevator. According to the NYPD, the animal cruelty took place inside of 505 East 120th Street in Harlem's Wagner Houses at 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 26th. Here's silent security cam video of the incident, which shows the suspect repeatedly kicking the dog in the elevator and, finally, spitting on the poor animal:

Unfortunately Google has not yet developed the technology that would allow us to reach our hands through our computer monitors and strangle this sick degenerate with our bare hands. The suspect, whose hair was in corn rows, was wearing a red T-shirt and baseball cap. The NYPD is asking anyone with information about him to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

Update 2:45 p.m.: PETA is adding up to $5,000 to the $2,000 reward already being offered in the community for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man seen in this video. "Animal abusers are cowards," PETA Director Martin Mersereau said in a statement. "They take their issues out on the most defenseless beings available to them. New York residents have good reason to be concerned. According to law-enforcement agencies and leading mental-health professionals, perpetrators of violent acts against animals are often repeat offenders who pose a serious threat to all animals—including humans."