Target: Chief of Cleveland Police Calvin D. Williams
Goal: Punish Ohio teenager for strangling and throwing cat
A video surfaced of an unidentified Ohio teenager who strangled and threw a black cat for eating his dog’s food. Authorities were notified thanks to concerned viewers, but the teenager has yet to be charged for animal cruelty. While the cat appears to be unharmed, the public is pushing the police department to charge the teenager with animal cruelty. Demand Police Chief Calvin D. Williams to press charges and punish this person for harming an innocent animal.
The teen is heard in the video threatening the cat with his hands wrapped around the creature’s neck. “You think it’s a motherfucking game, huh? Keep on eating my dog’s food. You hear me? I’ll choke the shit out of your dumb ass.” The teenager then tosses the cat across the street.
The video was uploaded to the teenager’s Facebook where it was quickly taken down. Viewers from the community and around the country called investigators and alerted them to the issue. Many are appalled that the teenager has not been arrested and despite this backlash, the teenager is bragging about his misdeed, saying, “28 shares [on that video], in all 40 people sent me a friend request in 6 minutes. I think that was somebody [sic] cat, oh shit that cat might of [sic] been famous.” His Facebook profile has been taken down.
The cat was found by authorities who is mostly unharmed except for a scratched nose. They’ve named the cat Clarissa and report that she is doing well.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation acknowledges that children who inflict animal abuse are more likely to be criminals when they become adults. Some criminals such as murderers, rapists, and drug dealers have a history of animal abuse. This is why it is imperative for the Cleveland Police Department to charge and punish this teenager for animal abuse. If this is how he treats a strange and unfamiliar cat, imagine how he treats his own dog or other people. Tell Police Chief Williams to protect animals, as well as the public, from this deranged person by charging him with animal cruelty.
Dear Police Chief Williams,
Recently, your authorities investigated an Ohio teenager who uploaded a video of himself strangling a cat. This disturbing footage prompted many citizens around the country to report the crime. The sole reason this teenager abused this cat was because she ate his dog’s food. These actions point to a deep and troubling attitude. It is obvious that this teenager has a proclivity towards anger and he must be dealt with.
I urge you to press charges against this teenager. While he is still a juvenile, studies have shown that those who inflict animal abuse at a young age are at higher risk of becoming hardened criminals. Some of America’s most notorious serial killers have histories of abusing animals. I implore you to protect not only the animals in the community, but the humans as well, by charging this teenager with animal cruelty.
[Your Name Here]
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