Today in “holy shit people are terrible,” here are the alleged crimes of West Chester’s James Myers:
Police and the Chester County District Attorney say a man has been arrested for animal cruelty after he was caught by police abusing a kitten. Authorities say the kitten was choked with a rope, bleeding and was given heroin.
Police say the suspect, 24-year-old James Myers, was in possession of heroin and heroin paraphernalia at the time of the alleged abuse. District Attorney Tom Hogan says, “The abuse of this kitten was a singularly depraved act. Heroin addicts abuse themselves, animals, and children without remorse or regret. What punishment is severe enough for this type of evil?”
When police first located the suspect he was allegedly abusing the kitten by his car. Police found the the kitten bleeding from its face and several of its teeth had been knocked out … Police say it appeared the kitten had been dragged and/or slammed into the ground.
When police searched Myers’ car, they found “bundles of heroin, hundreds of used bags of heroin, 46 hypodermic needles, [and] rope which matched the rope used on the kitten.”
After the veterinarian treating the kitten determined the kitten was given heroin, she was able to save the kitten from being euthanized by giving it Narcan, a drug used to counter the effects of opioid overdose. This whole story really has two results: One is that, thankfully, the kitten is recovering and will reportedly be okay (though the chills, nausea and night sweats will continue to be a concern). The second is that James Myers earned himself a spot in the “total piece of shit” hall of fame. Congrats, James.
Side note: I used to not give two shits about cats, but my girlfriend got one a few months ago and we’re buddies now, so fuck that dude. Even if I still hated cats, I would consider what this dude did to be super shitty. I’m not an animal.