An eastern Iowa man told cops he hated his roommate’s cat. The cat’s now dead and the cat hater faces charges. A Clinton man is charged with animal cruelty after he allegedly ran over his roommate’s cat and then burned the animal in a fire pit in the backyard.
Twenty-one-year-old Rowan John Johnson was driving up the residence he shared with Steven Boonstra when he saw the cat and wanted to scare it. He told cops he accelerated toward the cat and hit it. The cat was injured and Johnson told police he shot the cat with a B.B. gun to kill it and then burned the body. He told police he did not like the cat because it soiled his clothes. Animal cruelty is an aggravated misdemeanor.