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.