Two teens accused of striking a stray dog with a burning PVC pipe are back in the custody of their parents.
Columbus police arrested the 15- and 14-year-old boys Sunday after a Cusseta Road resident intervened. Officers had responded to an assault call, when several people told police they saw the teens build a fire, stick a PVC pipe into it and then hit Crow, a stray dog. The pipe burned Crow and caused the melted plastic to stick to its fur, police said.
The teens also hit the dog with rocks, cutting it several times.
Both were charged with misdemeanor cruelty to animals.