Man Arrested In White Center For "Gutting" Church's Cat
From our sister site The White Center Blog comes this horrific story that sounds like it’s straight out of a Stephen King novel:
When writing fiction, oftentimes writers resort to having to depict a bad guy as being “really bad” by showing him hurting an animal; this is often referred to as the “kicking the dog” scene, and it’s intended to make audiences hate the antagonist.
However, in this true story, the bad guy is so bad that we won’t have to resort to writing that scene â€“ he already lived it out, and is now paying for it:
King County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 47-year old man in White Center Sunday on animal cruelty charges after he allegedly severely injured a church’s cat with a box cutter knife.
The incident occurred at Cross Church, located at 1320 SW 102nd in White Center (map below).
The church operates a live-in recovery program, and the male suspect was one of its residents.
Another resident was awakened by the suspect about 1am Sunday morning. The suspect said he had â€œgutted the cat.” The resident thought the suspect was intoxicated, and both men ended up going to bed.
The next morning the suspect moved out.
That afternoon the church pastor found the churchâ€™s cat, â€œScatâ€ in the parking lot. He had serious cuts and puncture wounds, including a seven-inch cut, and possibly three broken ribs as well.
Sheriff’s deputies tracked down the suspect Sunday afternoon. He was arrested and booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Animal Cruelty. He told the arresting deputy the cat â€œattackedâ€ him.
Scat is at a local veterinary hospital and it is unknown if he will survive his injuries. He is around 10 years old.
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