Earlier this week news broke of a man in Buffalo, NY arrested for cruelty to animals. His specific crime? Keeping his cat locked up in the trunk of his car covered in oil, chili peppers, crushed red peppers and salt. Police reports claim that Korkuc admitted his intentions to cook the cat because it had been “mean” to him. Well now we know what he looks like. Watch the following clip for the reaction of his friend stunned by the news. Whoa.
Writing for the Buffalo News, Jay Rey reports:
When Buffalo police pulled over a car driven by Gary L. Korkuck on Sunday night, they heard a cat crying from inside the trunk. Officers investigated and found Navarro in a cage “marinating” in a mixture of crushed red peppers, chili pepper, salt and oil.
Korkuck, 51, of Cheektowaga, had adopted the cat from the SPCA in May. Korkuck allegedly told police the cat was “mean” to him, and he didn’t want it anymore because it was “possessive, greedy and wasteful.” Korkuck was charged with one count of cruelty to animals.
“We’ve heard of some really bizarre stories, but nothing like this,” said Gina M. Browning, the SPCA’s director of public relations. “It’s clearly not someone who was in his right mind.”
Navarro was turned over to the SPCA, and since his story appeared in The News, the domestic short hair has become somewhat of a local celebrity.
Fortunately, the cat has now found a new home and a new name, Oliver.
(H/T Pat’s Papers)