A preteen intruder who hid in a family’s parked boat in Clinton, Iowa is alleged to have smiled and said he was “having fun” after he tortured the family cat. The homeowner, Wayne Miller, heard the horn on his boat go off on the evening of June 3 and when he went to investigate found the boat had been ransacked.
According to WqadNews, Miller spotted the 12-year-old brandishing a knife hopping out of the boat. Miller was able to apprehend the kid and take away the knife, but as he eased up on his hold of the child, the nasty preteen grabbed the knife again and tried to stab Miller in the chest as he smiled.
Clinton Police arrived and arrested the child, and it was only then they found their much loved family cat, Pitty Pat. The kid had burned, slashed with a knife, soaked her in chemicals, cut off her tail and tried to set her on fire. Pitty Pat was rushed to an emergency veterinarian hospital but later succumbed to her injuries. She had been the family pet for 15 years and would happily greet people as they visited the family.
The 12-year-old has been charged with first-degree burglary and animal torture.
(Photo of Pitty Pat preteen allegedly tortured screenshot via family photo WqadNews)