In Greene, Maine the man accused of killing two cats, using “his knowledge of martial arts how to choke things out” has been charged with aggravated animal cruelty. Michael Herrmann, 47, surrendered to the Androscoggin County Jail in Auburn on Friday after police issued an arrest warrant.
According to Wcsh6News, Herrmann killed the cats with his bare hands because he didn’t want the animals in the house because of his daughter’s allergy. The cats reportedly belonged to a friend of the family who dropped the cats off at Herrmann’s home. Animal Control Officer Wendell Strout had been investigating the deaths of the cats after receiving a report the cats had been victims of animal cruelty.
Herrmann did lead authorities to a snowmobile trail in the woods where the dead cats were found still in their carriers. He allegedly told the Animal Control Officer he just didn’t have time to take the cats to the Humane Society and felt they would have been euthanized there anyway. Herrmann has since bonded out of jail, however he is prohibited from having any animals.
Rest in peace innocent pets.
(Photo of suspect who is charged with using martial arts to strangle 2 cats via Androscoggin County Jail)
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