Cat Kicking Creep Arrested After Video Goes Viral

This is the type of story that will make your blood boil. It took place on May 2, and the story made the NY Daily News on May 5. It tells of a cat kicking creep who was arrested after a video went viral on Facebook.

Andre Robinson, 21, decided he wanted instant fame, while at the same time practicing his NFL kicking ability. He was outside his home in Brooklyn at 1831 Fulton St., a building in the Brevoort Houses, where he lives, when he coaxed a beautiful black and white cat to him by holding out his hand like he wanted to make friends with the kitty. The cat had been hanging around the apartment complex for months, and had become quite tame. Robinson waited til the cat was close, then gave it a vicious kick that sent it flying 10 feet into the air and into a bush 20 feet away.

Then the creep posted a video made by his friends showing the abuse to Facebook, where Robinson is seen jumping up and down like he made a winning NFL kick. While he did a victory dance, his friends were laughing, obviously quite happy their friend had such a great kicking ability. Robinson could be seen making a wide, toothy grin while he jumped around doing a victory dance while holding what appeared to be a cigarette or joint in his left hand.

The video was posted to Facebook, where animal advocates soon demanded justice for the injured kitty. It didn’t take long for Robinson to be identified once local police got ahold of the Facebook link showing the abuse. Those seeing the online video were able to identify the area by the scaffolding in the background. As it turns out, Robinson has eight prior arrests, so he was someone the police were very familiar with. One arrest in 2011 was a knife point robbery. Another was for jumping a turnstile. There were six records that were sealed, most likely occuring before Robinson reached legal age. No telling what kind of trouble he got in that will remain sealed in those files.

Now get this everyone-Mary Kirby, Robinson’s mother, is defending her son, saying he had to be high on something. That he loves animals and would never hurt an animal. Lady, excuse me, but a 21-year-old man with eight prior arrests is not someone who deserves defending, even if he is your son. Admit he’s well on his way to being a hardened criminal, but for God’s sake, don’t insult the intelligence of those who have read about his cruelty by saying this was some mistake or accident.

Comments on the NY Times page summed it up perfectly saying “This guy will end up in prison because those who lack empathy of animals eventually set their sights on humans. Its just a matter of time!” My favorite comment is “And I wouldn’t embarrass the human race by calling this thing a “man”. A real man doesn’t cause harm to the helpless and innocent – a real man protects them.”

The cat hasn’t been found. A veterinarian who watched the video said the cat likely suffered serious injuries. Robinson was arrested by officer’s with the 81st Precinct, and charged with aggravated animal cruelty.

This is one of the few cases I’ve covered recently where the address of the abuser is given out in the article. Animal advocates in the Brooklyn area aren’t likely to forget this monster’s name, where he lives, or what he’s done. May karma pay him back tenfold for what he’s done. An monster like this doesn’t deserve to live among the civilized public. Personally, I hope those who live nearby who are striving to protect animals make his life a living hell.


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31 Responses

  1. Jo Singer says:

    While he was arrested on charges of aggravated animal cruelty- he was released without bail. AIN’T that just typical? Just makes me so angry.. it’s a disgrace.

    • Elisa says:

      No worries. He’ll either land in jail or one of his gansta peeps will kill him

    • Sometimes I have so little faith in prosecutions of people who commit animal cruelty that I am thankful that the person is at least caught and charged. There is a low priority given to this sort of crime.

  2. Elisa says:

    Yea we know what kind of “upstanding citizen” you are you worthless THUG piece of shit taking up space. Don’t bend over to pick up the soap is all I can say! Here’s a screenshot from his facebook page here

  3. Elisa says:

    Just heard the cat was found and is being treated!

    • Dee (Florida) says:

      Thank god and thanks for the update.
      I hope this a–hole gets more than a slap on the wrists.

      • Elisa says:

        I sent the group a message to get a GoFundMe started and we’ll get that vet bill paid. People everywhere will be willing to help.

        • Dee (Florida) says:

          If there is anything more magnificent than an angel, that would be you Elisa.
          You blow me away.

          • Elisa says:

            I’m led to those I’m meant to help. There’s no other way to explain it. Stories drop in my lap most of the time these days. Look at this. I’ve done more than 100 missing pet articles for Arkansas. When I get the info to do the donation article I can link this PoC article back into it so Michael gets visitors. One thing that is overburdening these rescues is heartworm treatment for dogs. It’s $400-$600 per dog and almost all dogs rescued have them these days.

            Did I mention I’m addicted to writing? 🙂

  4. One point worth making. This sort of thing happens hundreds of thousands of times daily (at a guess) but no one is videoing it and putting it on FB.

  5. Marc says:

    I am sorry I can’t watch it – and looking at the stills is bad enough. I couldn’t watch it. How awful. I hope they find the cat.

    That cat is now going to be scared for the rest of his life.

    After an experience like that who can a cat trust?

    • Same for me. In the end I watched it – just. The idiot kicks the cat into a hedge and then laughs his idiotic head off — no idea what the cat did at that moment because these idiots were too self-obsessed with their own nastiness and stupidity to film that.

      The focus of this story is entirely on the people, the criminals. What happened to the cat?

    • Elisa says:

      I didn’t watch it either. Can’t watch crush videos or kicking videos. If you google “cat kicking creep” several have picked it up now. My informant Marni sends me links and she sent me a link to a personal site that linked to NY Times. I never write without a source. I’m too angry over this to bite my tongue and be civilized. Michael doesn’t mind if I blow up if it’s for a good reason.

    • Dee (Florida) says:

      I didn’t watch it either. But, just the narrative ignited me so much that watching it would have caused an explosion.

    • kylee says:

      yea i couldnt watch the video as i knew what the outcome would be. Ur exactly right. Life for cats are getting incredible hard at least There are good people out there looking out and i hope that guy gets his bad karma

  6. Dee (Florida) says:

    This monster, the bystanders, the mother are all too evil and stupid to live.

    And, it almost hurts for me to write this but…
    Sometimes, I think there are people in this world that may be even WORSE than Woody!

    • Woody is a dog at a computer 😉 He has no idea what he is doing.

      This story has a lot of the modern world in it. Lack of respect for others. Idleness. Lack of discipline. Too many who lack an education. Poor parenting.

  7. kylee says:

    this is just terrible and i cant believe it, i didnt know how well i would cope with it but still very shocking. Why do people do this?? I just cant believe it he gained his trust of the cat then abused the poor cat. Words just cant describe how mad and annoyed i feel.:(

  8. Ruth aka Kattaddorra says:

    Him and his stupid mother and the friends who videod his cruelty all want the living daylights kicked out of them, just give me a pair of hob nailed boots and line them up!!!

  9. At this stage, does anyway know what has happened to the cat? Is the human race so anally retentive and so self obsessed as to constantly obsess about himself? Can somebody somewhere please ensure that this cat is all right and if not that a veterinarian attends to his or her injuries?

    Really, it is too much to ignore the victim in these cases. Nobody will report about the victim because no one gives a damn. That is the bottom line truth about this.

  10. What is astonishing is that he had it filmed and then posted the video on FB. He has lost touch with reality thinking that he is untouchable. He must have known it was a criminal act to do what he did, surely?

    • Sandy says:

      What I find astonishing is that not one person he was with had one drop of remorse for what he had just done. And people wonder why there are prejudices in the world. What a bunch of low life heartless losers. They are all sick and dangerous if you ask me.

      • Sandy, there are too many like that in the world who ruin it for the decent ones. Utterly irredeemable. His mother defends him. She created him (and father). They should be in court too.

  11. Caroline says:

    Elisa, NY Times did NOT pick this up as far as I can tell… do you have a link to their article?

    This is despicable. Any animal of any size, let alone a domestic feline’s, does not deserve abuse of ANY kind. And this, is actually quite insidious, as many idiots out there in his league will consider this humorous. It is not in the least. What will be humorous is when he serves several weeks in jail with no bail.

  12. Ash says:

    I’d like 15 minutes alone in a room with this guy…………………

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