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Ontario police arrest teen wanted in connection with cat-throwing video

By in Press Enterprise on December 5, 2017

By Gail Wesson

Ontario police say they arrested the 16-year-old boy in Upland Monday, Dec. 4, who is suspected of throwing a kitten high in the air as shown in a video that went viral over the weekend.

Officers spotted the suspect near Seventh Street and Berlyn Avenue at about 1:45 p.m., and the suspect ran but was quickly tackled and taken into custody, Ontario police Sgt. Jeff Higbee wrote in a news release.

The suspect is an Ontario resident but because he is a juvenile police will not release his name or additional information.

The teen was booked in to San Bernardino County Juvenile Hall on suspicion of felony animal abuse.

Police were notified early Saturday morning of a video depicting a male intentionally throwing a cat into the street. Officers were able to identify the suspect Saturday afternoon.

The kitten suffered multiple injures when it landed in the middle of the street, police said. Police have located the owner, according to a tweet from police.

The kitten, named Spot, is suffering from a broken leg, fractured leg and internal injuries, according to a release from the The Inland Valley Humane Society & S.P.C.A. She will remain under emergency care until she has made a full recovery from this traumatic ordeal, according to the release.

Anyone with additional information regarding the incident is asked to contact Detective Gary Naranjo at 909-395-2764.

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