CHICAGO Twenty-two-year-old Percy Love was charged with animal cruelty after police claimed that he took a running start and kicked a kitten 15 to 18 feet in the air and then raised his hands in the air, mimicking the sign referees make when a field goal is good in football.
The cat survived the kicking and officers brought it to an animal care facility.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports:
The officers immediately arrested a laughing 22-year-old Percy Love of the 6500 block of South Maplewood Avenue after the Monday afternoon kick of the small black cat, police said.
He told the arresting officers: “This is my cat, Nightmare. He is tough, we play like that all the time. It’s just a cat,” police said.