PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Two Northeast Philadelphia teens put a cat in a microwave, turned it on and threw the appliance out a third story window, SPCA officials said Wednesday.
Amazingly the cat survived the heinous act.
Police said the teens, ages 15 and 16, admitted to them that they put the cat in the microwave and then threw it out a third-story window of a Juniata home. It was not immediately clear whether the oven had ever been turned on with the animal inside.
Officials said a neighbor saw the microwave come flying out the window and contacted the SPCA.
The cat suffered a concussion and sustained internal bleeding and was taken to the SPCA to be evaluated by veterinarians. The cat is expected to recover.
The teens were taken into custody Wednesday afternoon inside a home in the 4500 block of “G” Street.
“I don’t know what possesses these kids, these juveniles to do this,” George Bengal of the SPCA said.
According to investigators, the teens used a cell phone to videotape the incident.
“They actually took videotape of the deed,” Bengal said.
Both teens are being held in juvenile detention.