Akron man ID'd in viral "cat kicking" video

AKRON -- Akron police are working to determine if the man who punted a stray cat and the accomplice who recorded the kick on video are within their jurisdiction.

The Ohio Animal Abuser List Facebook page uploaded a video of a man that police say they have identified, kicking a cat several feet in the air on a sidewalk.

The cat landed and quickly ran away from the pair.

"We must first determine where the incident took place," said Akron police Captain Daniel Zampelli. "If it is in our jurisdiction, we may take criminal action."

Captain Zampelli is sending the video to the department's legal advisor to determine if it rises to animal cruelty. He confirmed the man in the video is from the Akron area, but didn't know if the incident occurred in Akron.

WARNING: VIDEO MAY BE OFFENSIVE!!

WARNING: VIDEO MAY BE OFFENSIVE!!


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