Police were called to the scene, 35 year old Jason Wilmert’s house, after his neighbor heard “sounds of cats screaming,” and allegedly witnessed Wilmert decapitating the cat.
Authorities knocked on the door, and when Wilmert did not answer, a deputy walked down Wilmert’s driveway and discovered the severed head of a cat in the backyard. Upon further investigation of the scene, in addition to the severed head, investigators discovered the body of the cat, prepped to be cooked.
Wilmert was taken into custody with a $22,500 bail, with allegations of animal cruelty, and using a pet or domesticated animal for food, both of which are misdemeanor offenses.
Ultimately, at his arraignment this past Friday, Wilmert pleaded “no contest” for possessing a feline with the intent to use it as food. His charges included three years of probation, community service and a $235 fine. Animal Rights activists were outraged, and thought he got off too easily for such a terrible offense.
This is kind of like that time a couple years ago when a guy in Buffalo, New York was arrested after his cat was found covered in oil and chili peppers because he was marinating his cat. Where people get the idea that cats even taste good we have no idea.