"Watching the footage, it's clear that Denver is frightened of the way his owner is behaving towards him," RSPCA Inspector Gemma Fowler told the Yorkshire Evening Post. "We all get angry sometimes, but Mr. Archer's behavior towards Denver is totally unacceptable."
Archer would later admit to failing to meet Denver's needs, but claimed the dog jumped in the car "and broke the screen on an iPad." This explanation apparently failed to convince the court. In the end, Archer was fined around $1,000 and banned from owning animals for five years and Denver was taken away.