A YouTuber who recorded a prank video about her dog is now the subject of an investigation into possible animal abuse, Los Angeles police told BuzzFeed News, after unedited footage showed her hitting the animal.
Earlier this week, some among Brooke Houts's nearly 340,000 subscribers realized she may have uploaded an incomplete version of her "plastic wrap prank on my doberman" video.
According to some viewers, a first upload of the video on YouTube purported to show disturbing and unedited footage in which Houts appears to hit, shove, and spit on her dog.
The current version of the video, which had its comments disabled and was downvoted over 27,000 times, does not include any of these clips.
Still, the footage began spreading quickly across social media after popular YouTube drama commentator Keemstar got ahold of it and posted it on Wednesday.(Warning: Scenes from this video are disturbing.)