Michael Almony of Finksburg faces more than three years in jail and a $6,000 fine for throwing a kitten on the ground and running over it several times in his Ford pickup truck, police said.
Baltimore County police arrested Almony, 59, of the 3300 block of Old Gamber Road, Thursday after an anonymous person turned in a video from a parking lot on Main Street in Reisterstown that shows the incident, which occurred around 6:45 p.m. April 11, police said.
The video was presented to police on May 12.
Almony allegedly threw the kitten on the ground next to a truck, got into the truck, pulled forward to run the animal over, backed up and ran over it again, pulled forward and backed up to run over it a third time, police said. Police said he then stopped to look at the animal and pulled out of the parking lot.
The kitten appeared to be a stray from a nearby litter.
Almony was charged with animal cruelty and animal mutilation. His trial is set for Sept. 5 in Catonsville. He was released on $10,000 bail.
The animal cruelty charge is a misdemeanor that could result in 90 days imprisonment and a $1,000 fine. The mutilation charge is a felony that carries a three-year jail sentence and $5,000 fine.
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