Boynton Beach: Gunshot 'lesson' for cat backfires with owner's arrest
By Jerome Burdi South Florida Sun-Sentinel
9:03 a.m. EDT, September 10, 2009
BOYNTON BEACH - Cats, beware: Use the kitty litter box in Robert Taylor's house.
Upset that his cat pooped on his bed while he was sleeping, Taylor took it to the garage of his home on the 20 block of Hawthorne Lane about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to "scare it," according to police.
Fear, for Taylor, means firing a Browning .22 caliber handgun.
Police came and Taylor, 43, admitted to drinking and firing the weapon to teach the cat a lesson.
The cat was not injured, but Taylor was sent to jail on charges of shooting into an occupied dwelling and using a firearm while under the influence.