Malaysian cops record statement from man who slammed cat to the ground

KUALA LUMPUR (BERNAMA) – A Malaysian man, who allegedly slammed a cat to the ground after it had climbed onto his car windshield, was at the Setapak police station to give his statement yesterday morning.

Wangsa Maju District Police Chief Supt Rajab Ahad Ismail said the 36-year-old man had allegedly committed the act at a parking lot in front of a row of shophouses in Jalan Rejang, Setapak on Tuesday.

He said a 55-second closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage of the incident which had gone viral on social media and caused a stir with many slamming the man for his horrific act.

“The suspect is believed to have acted consciously and the blow to the head could cause the cat to suffer serious injuries as well as internal bleeding,” he added.

According to Rajab Ahad, the suspect, who does not have any criminal record, arrived at the police station at 11.30am.

The case has been classified as animal cruelty which provides a RM50,000 fine, a year’s jail or both if convicted, he added.