PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Port St. Lucie police say they have arrested an 11-year-old boy on an animal cruelty charge.
They say earlier this week he repeatedly threw a cat into the air and allowed it to land on the ground. They also say a neighbor videotaped the incident.
Police said they interviewed the child Thursday and the child was upset because the cat left feces in his bedroom.
Police took a bird and two cats from the child's home.
One of the cats, a male named Ray, had a soft tissue injury to his tail, police said.
Police took the child to the Juvenile Assessment Center following his arrest.
@PSLPolice arrest 11 year old boy on animal cruelty charge.
On October 4, 2018, Port St. Lucie Police Detectives arrested an 11 year old boy on the charge of Animal Cruelty, after a video surfaced showing the boy grabbing and throwing the family cat. pic.twitter.com/UqOxVQhdyV
— Port St. Lucie PD (@PSLPolice) October 5, 2018