BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore Police Department is asking for the public’s help to find a group of suspects accused of assaulting a cat, then setting it on fire.

Police say the incident happened on December 16, in the 5100 block of Harford Rd.

The suspects are seen on video assaulting the cat for nearly 11 minutes, before setting in on fire.

“These suspects set a cat on fire, they beat the cat, they stabbed the cat until the cat died, it’s heinous,” said Det. Donny Moses of the Baltimore Police Department. “I’m almost positive they”ll do something like this again, and again if it’s not with animal, it’ll escalate, it’ll graduate to the point it’s someone’s loved one.”

Animal Control was called to the area later, and the cat was pronounced dead.

“Deplorable, despicable, it’s just horrible,” said one resident. Her surveillance camera captured the brutality.

“The cat was alive when the cat was on the ground. They murdered the cat,” she said.

“It brings a feeling through me, you know if I was laying there and someone through a cinder block on me, that’s a life,” said another Northeast Baltimore resident.

Neighbors are placing blame on a lack of recreational centers for teens in the city. If caught, the group could face felony charges.

Anyone with information on the identity of these suspects is asked to call detectives at (443) 681-0101 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7Lockup.

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Comments (5)
  1. kmcloren says:

    people will be next

  2. Catch these POS idiots and put them in a cell with Bubba who loves cats, give Bubba some matches and walk away.

  3. Future serial killers! They are sure to move on to people. The enjoy watching pain and suffering. They will become bored with animals and move on to people.They need more than a slap on the wrist. Let them get away with this and they will believe they can get away with murder!

  4. Tess Gee says:

    and everyone wonders WHY Amazon never considered Baltimore for their new Distribution Center. Because of POS’s who maim and kill defenseless animals and people !!! I bet these monsters will be in church on Sunday looking like cherubs !!! NOT!! Hope you fry in HELL!

  5. So it was five of them and one poor little defenseless cat, put each one in a cage with five lions for what ever amount of time it was that they tortured this animal.These monsters will never contribute anything to society, they will only be a burden. Nothing probably will happen to them so their crimes will continue to escalate and others criminals will know this behavior is ok. Someone knows who they are and where they are, these people are just as guilty and should also be held accountable for their part.

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