More cat torture, this time in the county
The Booster — an Internet conglomeration of recycled news from Baltimore area newspapers — reports that three men were arrested and charged with animal cruelty Thursday after they allegedly tortured a cat in a microwave, then put it in a freezer, then tossed it into a river.
Kevin Abel, 19, Scott McDowell, 18, and Richard Rioux, 25, were all arrested last week in connection with the cat’s death, which occurred July 31 in the Edgemere area, according to Bill Toohey, a Baltimore County police spokesman.
Abel, who lives in White Marsh, was house sitting for a friend when he apparently invited the other two men over.
Toohey said the cat was spun on the floor, beaten, placed on ceiling fan, put in the microwave, and closed in the freezer before being placed in a bag with rocks and tossed into Back River, off Lynch Point.
The next day, the owner of the cat — whose identity wasn’t revealed — was informed by McDowell that the animal was dead. All three men were intoxicated at the time of the incident, Toohey said.
Abel, Rioux, of White Marsh, and McDowell, of Sparrows Point, were all charged with animal cruelty. A hearing for all three is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Oct. 29 in District Court in Essex.
Posted by John Woestendiek August 15th, 2009 under Muttsblog.
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