WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO
The Ontario, California police have caught and arrested the 16-year-old miscreant who hurled, at full strength, a young cat onto a road.
“The suspect in the cat abuse video has been arrested. He was spotted by the officers today in Upland. He ran from officers but was quickly tackled and arrested….The arrestee is a 16-year-old juvenile resident of Ontario. Due to his juvenile status, his name and additional information will not be released…..The suspect was booked into the San Bernadino County Juvenile Hal for 597PC, Felony Animal Abuse.” (Ontario Police Dept.)
Below is the Twitter video of the criminal act – WARNING it is difficult to watch. He wanted to be filmed committing the crime. I presume he is enjoying the attention. It is strange that a person enjoys attention of this sort.
if y’all know this kid just let him know I want his fade pic.twitter.com/pAtIyrrXx3
— Donald 🌻 (@_donaldberry) December 2, 2017
I initially watched the first few seconds of the video but when getting the embed code it ran on so I inadvertently watched some more. It is clear that the cat must have been thrown around 20 yards landing on the road. The cat was thrown in a high arc landing from around 20 feet in the air. It is quite horrendous. I feel sorry for both the cat and the teenager. He is going to struggle in life if he maintains that attitude. Of course it hurts to see the cat crying and in pain.
The cat suffered internal injuries and a broken leg. At least he/she survived and is being cared for by the Inland Empire Animal Hospital. All concerned hope he makes a full recovery. The cat’s name is ‘Spots’. He is at the hospital at present being monitored and hopefully recovering.