Teen Arrested For Chucking Mom's Cat Out Window
YONKERS, N.Y. (WPIX) -- Police in Yonkers say 18-year-old Shaman Irvin picked up his mom's cat and threw it out a 14th-story window, ultimately killing the four-legged animal.
According to the Westchester SPCA, police responded to a call of a cat thrown from an apartment window Thursday. They took the body as evidence and two days later, arrested Irvin and charged him with aggravated cruelty to animals.
When Irvin was asked why he did it, he allegedly told police he "hates cats."
A building employee told cops that when the cat landed, it took a couple of steps, keeled over and died.
According to SPCA Chief Ken Ross, the suspect told cops he became angry when the non-neutered male sprayed in the apartment as he was trying to clean up.
I really like his response when asked why he did it. It sounds pretty reasonable to me and I find it hard to blame him. Have any of you ever smelled cat pee? It's some of the most toxic and noxious crap in the world. I wouldn't be surprised if one day we discover that they're spraying concentrated evil.
However, an equally good response when asked why he chucked the cat would have been that it was a science experiment to see if the cat would land paws-side down or not. This whole thing reminds me of that Weird Al movie UHF. Today, we're teaching poodles how to fly. *toss*
It's too bad that animal cruelty is linked to being a sociopath. I think it might unfairly tar people who are simply forced to kill cats because they serve the devil and they reek. I had a friend relate to me a story where her friend slept over on the couch one night and she awoke to shrieks in the morning. It turns out that her cat had balanced itself on the end of the couch and shit in her friend's hair overnight. I think it would be a fully justifiable reason to chuck a cat out the window and it shouldn't label you as a nutjob. There should be some sort of way to discriminate between the two populations so you don't get mixups.