VIDEO: San José Man Caged for Canine's Vehicular Injury, Charged with Vandalism and Animal Abuse

VIDEO: San José Man Caged for Canine's Vehicular Injury, Charged with Vandalism and Animal AbuseSource: San José Police Department
Tony Ng
Published on November 29, 2023

In a shocking incident of road rage in San José, a canine companion fell victim to the fury as a result of a vehicular clash on November 11th at Capitol Expressway and Tully Road. The confrontation escalated when an individual, later identified as Armando Cano by the San José Police Department (SJPD), leaped from his car to assault the victims in another vehicle.

Eyewitnesses watched in disbelief as Cano attacked the victims' car, smashing the rear windshield during the altercation, as seen in the video by the San José Police Department. Unfortunately, the unintended consequence of this violent act was the injury of an innocent passenger—a dog—as glass shards from the shattered window caused harm to the animal's eye.

The SJPD's Assaults Unit, in collaboration with the Crime Data Intelligence Center, swiftly tracked down Cano's whereabouts. On November 22nd, he was apprehended, placed in custody, and booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail. Cano faces a series of charges, including felony vandalism, battery, and the additional charge of animal abuse.

Authorities are seeking information from witnesses or those with knowledge of the incident to aid in the investigation. Detective Martinez #4533 of the Assaults Unit can be contacted at [email protected] or by phone at 408-277-4161. Anonymous tips are also welcome through the P3TIPS mobile app and the website www.siliconvalleycrimestoppers.org, with the possibility of a cash reward from the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers Program for valuable information.