LANSDALE, Pa. (CBS) – A Montgomery County man “stomped” a cat half a dozen times and yelled expletives at the animal as it tried to flee his yard, police say.
The bizarre incident happened at about 5:45 p.m. on December 4th in the 800 block of Walnut Street in Lansdale.
According to police, a resident told investigators she was speaking to 60-year-old Mieczyslaw Zwolinski on the sidewalk when they heard Zwolinski’s dog a few houses down.
Police say when the pair reached Zwolinski’s residence, they saw a cat inside his yard.
The neighbor told police Zwolinski began to yell expletives and kicked the cat off the ground. The neighbor said Zwolinski then “stomped” the cat at least six times as the cat tried to flee.
The neighbor said they told Zwolinski to stop, but he didn’t and that Zwolinski kept asking the resident if the cat belonged to them.
The owner of the cat, another nearby resident, was contacted who took the injured cat for treatment to their veterinarian. The cat was treated for pain to the ribs and a bleeding cut to its mouth.
Zwolinski is facing charges of Cruelty to Animals.