Garrett Haile arrested for throwing cat into water: VIDEO
Humanity is a basic trait of humans. Treating pets humanely and with utmost care has been part of the nature for thousands of years. It is very natural that people are shocked when someone treats his or her pets cruelly.
The same seems to have happened in California, where a teen is reportedly facing a felony animal cruelty charge for throwing a cat into a pond.
Video of 18-year-old Garrett Haile, a high school senior from Patterson, throwing a kitten into a body of water is going viral since yesterday. The teen has reprotedly been arrested after the video went viral and someone approached the police with the footage.
Nonetheless, the video is not new and was reprotedly filmed more than a year ago. Authorities said that the teen was arrested following the appearance of the video.
The graphic video clearly shows the teen mercilessly throwing the kitten in a body of water. Though the video is just 11 second long, it has very images of the boy throwing the cat and the behind the scene voices.
A voice can clearly be heard in the video saying, “Welcome to badass, and this is Felipe the flying cat.” At that point, the young man on camera, identified by police as Garrett Haile, takes the cat by the scruff of the neck and throws it far into the water. The camera operator, believed to be a classmate of Haile’s, also would face an animal cruelty charge.
Officials claim that deputies are working to positively identify and locate the person who actually filmed the seen and whose voice is heard in the video.
There are reasons to believe that the teen will be treated as juvenile. Nonetheless, till now itis yet to be confirmed as to where the video originally was posted and where the incident happened. Authorities said that the body of water shown could be at a water-treatment plant or part of the Delta-Mendota Canal. However, if it’s learned the incident happened outside the county, it could become a jurisdictional issue, he said.