- Justin Case Jacoby, 36, allegedly killed his cat and drank its blood
- He admitted strangling his pet with a rope, a criminal complaint says
- Cops noticed he had a ‘small amount of blood on his face, near his mouth’
- Police believe he murdered the cat so it wouldn’t have to go to a shelter
- Jacoby was arrested for animal torture but insisted he prevented cruelty
Justin Case Jacoby, 36, allegedly strangled his cat with a rope and drank its blood
A man who allegedly strangled his cat with a rope and drank its blood has insisted he was preventing animal cruelty.
Justin Case Jacoby, 36, was arrested on New Year’s Day and told police officers he choked his cat to death with a rope, according to a criminal complaint.
Cops noticed that he had ‘a small amount of blood on his face, near his mouth,’ according to court documents.
Jacoby was said to be upset about his upcoming eviction and allegedly phoned his landlord to tell her he planned to kill the cat, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
The property owner phoned the police, who found a dead cat in a running shower in the apartment in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
‘[Jacoby] stated he killed the cat to satisfy his blood craving and to keep the animal from having to go to an animal shelter upon his eviction from the apartment,’ a police officer wrote in court papers.
Jacoby, who had owned the cat for 11 years, said he used a rope to kill his pet, police chief Jeff Olson said.
He was arrested for animal torture and could be jailed for two years if found guilty.
In a bizarre Facebook post on January 9, Jacoby wrote: ‘Also, fun fact/s! Apparently you can get charged with animal cruelty for preventing animal cruelty.’
He added: ‘Apparently certain people have a legal right to psychological abuse and then murder animals if they react to the abuse as most sane beings would.’
Jacob, who police say admitted killing his pet cat, insisted he was preventing animal cruetly