Sacramento SPCA Points To Links Between Animal Abuse, Violence Against People
A 19-year-old man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of blowing up a cat with an explosive in south Sacramento, police said.
David Hui-Baio Yang and a group of boys are accused of putting the cat under a traffic cone Tuesday night along 63rd Street and blowing it up with a large firecracker, possibly an M-80.
The group was accused of wrapping the animal in duct tape before the explosion, a police report said.
Once the cat was under the traffic cone, someone dropped the lit explosive through a hole at the top of the cone, according to the police report. The cat died from the blast.
Michael Nguyen said he witnessed the attack.
"I ran to see --the cat was blown to pieces right here," he said. "And I get so angry, so focused on the cat, they ran and I called police."