Man accused of trapping, killing cat thought to be ruining patio furniture


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A man faces a third-degree felony charge after police say he trapped a cat and shot it to death with an air rifle, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

Hien Tran, 66, is accused of cruelty to a non-livestock animal after an officer arrived of his home to see a metal trap with a can of can food and dead black and white cat inside, the affidavit says.

The officer asked Tran what happened to the cat, he said he shot it with a BB gun “because it was tearing up the cushions on his patio furniture,” the affidavit says.