A professional boxer has left his neighbor disabled for life after attacking her because her cat defecated outside his front door. This is Moscow, Russia. The viscous man is Aleksandr Hokhlov. He is 26-years-of-age. The lady is Oksana Muronets. This appears to be another ‘cat hating story’ but unusually from Russia. Russians like their cats.
The monstrous person punched the lady to the ground and then stamped on her head. She was walking home from work. When the woman is on the ground, apparently, unconscious, he punches her again and again in the face.
A passerby saw the whole thing but was too scared to intervene. Hokhlov told him to f**k off.
The witness called the police. The lady suffered concussion and other injuries including serious head injuries. The hospital says she will never recover. She has had several operations.
Hokhlov has admitted the attack (he had to as there was a first hand witness). The attack was the culmination of months of disputes between the two over the lady’s cat.
The lady has been brutally and criminally attacked. However, if we are honest, I wonder if she could have done something to have avoided the dispute. Perhaps not.
Perhaps the cat was simply an outdoor cat and defecated outside, which is what happens all over the planet. I suspect that there is more to this. It is ridiculous that it has come to this. So sad for both and of course the cat. What will happen to the lady’s cat? This could be the end for her cat.
Outdoor cats do seem to spark off disputes sometimes but it does take a cat hater to spark it off. For example TNR programs of feral cats often cause disputes but the people involved in them are actually benefiting the neighborhood because they care managing feral cats and humanely reducing their population size.
Neighbors should be pleased by that. They often are not, sadly. But this is different. There are perhaps two major sources of dispute between neighbors over free-roaming cats (a) defecating and urinating in the neighbor’s garden and (b) managed feral cat colonies.