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Police: Cat In Microwave Thrown From 3rd Floor In Juniata

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.

  • Chris

    Does anyone know the names of these boys?

  • JustAnotherAnimalLover

    First of all, I totally agree with I. Caldwell.
    I hope these disgusting wastes of human life are deeply ashamed of what they have done. I don’t care in the slightest if they’re stupid teens, as I belong to the same age group, and would never do something so inhumane and cruel. It drives me insane that things like this happen every day, and I believe we should take early warning signs as a community, and give people who commit “Minor” crimes like this harsher punishments. It pains me to think that just because animals can’t talk like us, or think like us, it is considered minor to harm them! Once again, if I ever find the address or email of these delinquents, they will get quite a good “Typing” to from yours truley. Rant over. ~JustAnotherAnimalLover

  • Tommy

    Put me in jail with them and ill kill them myself

    • Nicole Ontiveros


  • Linda H.

    Is it possible that these kids saw Michael Vick as example? He did indescribable, despicable things to those dogs and he’s still around, and very successful at that. It’s a shame!!

  • Helene Tay this is the link to animal cruelty petition. trying to get law upgraded fgrom misdeameanor to a class 1 felony. ANIMAL CRUELTY HAS TO STOP! PLEASE HELP GET THIS LAW PASSED SO ANIMALS ARE SAFE FROM CREEPS LIKE THIS> PLEASE DON’T FORGET POOR CHICO. his killers have yet to be found.

  • The Bobster

    “I don’t know what possesses these kids, these juveniles to do this,” George Bengal of the SPCA said.

    Could it be TNB?

  • Cat Benatar

    I think they should stab them in the stomach and drop them in a shark tank so we can watch them be eaten live on CBS 3!!!

    • randy

      I agree

  • Mad

    No matter what happens to these two boys someone will cry, “Oh these poor boys have a terrbile home life, they are a product of their environmnet and we should help them. Bull@$%#!! It’s time to take back this country and make people accountable for their actions. Get rid of these boys before they become a burdon to society or kill someone.

  • Lynn

    You know if these punks did this overseas, they would probably be executed the next day. I think we should give these punks that are abusive to animals the same treatment like the husky that was sawed in half, saw the suspects in half & these punks that put the cat in the microwave & threw it out of a 3rd floor window, let’s do the same to them & videotape it too!

  • Dee

    What a horrible deed. They need to update animal cruelty laws. If they do this to a cat, no one’s child is safe. They should be locked up for life, microwaving optional.

  • Gail

    I also would like them to have there hands put in a microwave so they know to keep there hands to themselves

  • architeuthis

    This could easily be a precursor of worse things from these kids. Perhaps it’s already too late to stop them. Hopefully they’ll be thoroughly evaluated, and if need be, kept away from the outside world for a while.

  • matt

    Do humanity a favor and put these kids down now.

    • Gail

      I agree I am so sick of people like this…and the person who murdered that Husky..I wish God would just make them combust

  • bob livewell

    lord………. i hope that cat survives and thrives 100% better…. a nice new biggggg house will help the angel :)

  • Michael R.

    These sick individuals should never be allowed back in civilization! They should either be locked up forever or they should have the same punishment done to them that they felt was “funny” or “cool” and others should be allowed to tape it! These kids are MORONS!!!

  • Laura

    Laws against animal cruelty really need to be changed!!! these punks deserve to go to jail or juvie. these stories about poor defenseless animals treated this way really breaks my heart. If these kids can do this to an animal what do you think they will be doing to humans as they grow older. Soooo sad

  • C B

    This is my neighborhood. It’s gotten really bad over the past 10 years. I’ve called in numerous car fires over the years (including one right in front og my house)…. and now this!?!?!?

    I think its time for me to move out of the ghetto!

  • Jim Folk

    how dare they do this! drop these kids off at my house….Ill find a way to do the same horrendous cruel act to them! Why Kids!

  • Michele

    Can’t we just put kids like this to sleep?

  • chris

    What a shame, where are the families, what are the brats names?

  • Cleanup

    Can’t we just put kids like this in adult prison and leave them there?


    Any chance we can make “The Eye-for-an-Eye law” retro-active. Maybe go one year back.

  • l. caldwell

    If the rule “eye for an eye” was in play, they’d never do that again. I vote “The Eye for an Eye” law come back into effect starting with those 2.

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