A Chester County man injected a kitten with heroin and choked it with a rope, police say.
James P. Myers, 24, of West Chester, was arrested Tuesday on charges of animal cruelty, drug possession, and other offenses. Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan called his alleged crime "a singularly depraved act."
According to an affidavit, a West Whiteland Township police officer patrolling around 4:40 a.m. Sunday noticed a man sitting in a car parked in the middle of Dunwoody Drive.
The driver, identified as Myers, "was very nervous and sweating profusely," said the affidavit from Patrolman Marc Meshurle Jr.
Under the driver's side door, the officer noticed a small black cat.