The mid-winter blahs have slowed down my posting. Hopefully this little gem will prime the pump. From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Man accused of giving severed kitten’s head to his ex
Friday, February 02, 2007
An Aliquippa man is accused of giving his ex-girlfriend a gift-wrapped package containing the severed head of a kitten.
According to the Animal Friends organization, a Mt. Washington woman called police Jan. 28 when she arrived home to find a package wrapped with red bows and pink tissue paper. She suspected that the package was from her former boyfriend, who had been leaving her photos of the two of them with her face destroyed.
Police found inside the package the severed head of a black, 12-to-16-week-old kitten and a note reading, “I love you, Your Ben.”
Pittsburgh Police Officer Christine Luffey, who specializes in animal welfare cases, joined with Animal Friends’ Humane Officer Katie Waters, in the investigation.
Animal Friends said Officer Luffey arrested Benjamin Gregory at 11:30 a.m. today on charges of stalking and cruelty to animals.