Man caught on video “drop kicking” cat


UPDATE (6 p.m.)– Investigators want to find the person who drop-kicked a cat in this video.

It happened at an apartment complex on the south side of Lansing sometime in the last few days. Ingham County Animal Control got a shocking tip about it on Wednesday.

“We received a pretty disturbing video, and we assigned an officer to investigate it,” director Jodi LeBombard “He did go out to identify the scene.”

It wasn’t long before officer Michael O’Neil found the cat dead in a dumpster.

“It’s disgusting, and not tolerated in our community,” LeBombard says, “and we seek to find the individual that did the act and bring the cat some justice.”

Tracking that person down, as well as whoever was behind the camera, may be tricky. O’Neil says it’ll be harder to track down a suspect because there were no security cameras on the property.

“That does make it a little bit tougher, not having the security cameras,” O’Neil says, “but hopefully with the help from the community and people calling in their tips, we can get to the bottom of who was in the video, who recorded the video and all that information.”

Ingham County Animal Control is offering a $500 reward for any information that leads to an identification or an arrest. They’re hoping someone will come forward to help them solve the case.


Lansing (WLNS) – Animal Control is looking for information about a man seen on video kicking a cat.

The tip included a video of what appears to be a man “drop kicking” a small cat in a parking lot. The cat was later found dead.

The video above has been edited by 6 News and does not show the person kicking the cat.

Ingham County Animal Control believes it happened at the LaRoy Froh Apartment Complex in the 2400 block of Reo Road in Lansing.

Officials believe the incident likely occurred on or about July 8-9th

The cat’s body was found by an Animal Control Officer Wednesday night in a nearby dumpster. 

Ingham County Animal Control Director, Jodi LeBombard says “We will not tolerate this in our community.  This was an absolute horrific act of animal cruelty.  We are asking the public to please help us identify this individual so we can seek justice for this cat”. 

Ingham County Animal Control is offering a $500 dollar reward for any information leading to the identity of the individual’s responsible in this case or any witnesses willing to come forward. 

You can call Animal Control dispatch at (517) 676-8310 or phone the anonymous tip line at (517) 676-8376.

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