From The Real Deal: Authorities arrested hotel owner Vikram Chatwal Tuesday morning for allegedly trying to burn two dogs alive.
British gallerist Sean Kelly alleges that Chatwal started screaming at his two dogs, who were out with his dog walker, on Wooster Street on Oct. 7. Chatwal then allegedly pulled out an aerosol can and a lighter and blew flames at the puppers. According to witnesses, Chatwal said the dogs had fleas and needed to be destroyed. The dogs suffered minor burns in the incident, according to the New York Post. [more]