Chicago woman stabs cousin’s pet cat to death after argument: police
Tish Coleman, 31, allegedly plunged a Swiss Army knife into the 1-year-old feline Friday following a fight with her cousin. Coleman was charged with felony aggravated cruelty to an animal and misdemeanor domestic battery.
By Lee Moran / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Monday, February 25, 2013, 9:24 AM
Tish Coleman, 31, was charged with felony aggravated cruelty to an animal and misdemeanor domestic battery after Chicago police say she killed her cousin’s cat.A vengeful Chicago woman used a Swiss Army knife to fatally stab her cousin’s beloved pet cat, police said.
Tish Coleman, 31, allegedly used the multi-tool instrument to repeatedly knife the innocent animal after a heated discussion with her relative spun out of control.
Cops say the fracas at the Woodlawn apartment where the pair lives together started shortly after 8 p.m. Friday.
Coleman is accused of punching her 26-year-old cousin in the face and tearing her shirt before she was forced out of the property and onto the porch.
When another woman entered the apartment, the spotted brown-and-white cat ran outside.
The cousin later found her 1-year-old feline injured and bleeding in the building’s stairwell with puncture wounds on its left side.
Police say Coleman was “covered in blood” when they arrested her but denied harming the animal.
They allegedly found the suspected weapon, which was bloodstained, in her purse, the Chicago Tribune reported.
Coleman has been charged with felony aggravated cruelty to an animal and misdemeanor domestic battery. She was held on $75,000 bond.
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