Jealousy killed the cat.

@topffer (29315)
France
February 2, 2016 7:13am CST
Once upon a time a jealous man wanted to read the messages on his girlfriend's phone, but the girlfriend was not understanding it this way. He suddenly grabbed her cat by the scruff of the neck. A bottle on the other hand, he watered the cat with whiskey and told her : "Give me your phone or I burn your cat !" She refused. He took a lighter and lighted the cat. The poor cat in fire ran around the room and set the fire to the curtains. The guy caught the cat and threw it through the window. The flat was on the 8th floor. The cat was not dead and still in fire when it touched down, and somebody brought it to a vet who did it an injection to alleviate its suffering. I started with "once upon a time", but this scary story is true. The man was judged yesterday. Although his lawyer told that he was a good man who never had a trouble with the law before, he was sentenced to two years of jail and the interdiction to have a pet for the rest of his life.
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@yukimori (8547)
• United States
2 Feb 16
Good man? More like a psychopath who never got caught in the act like that before. That sort of thing doesn't come from nowhere.
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@topffer (29315)
• France
2 Feb 16
I would bet that he was drunk. It would not have helped to tell it, but it did not helped to not tell it, as he got the maximum sentence for cruelty against an animal, and he deserves it.
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@yukimori (8547)
• United States
2 Feb 16
@topffer Being drunk doesn't change a person's personality completely. What he did was something he was capable of anyway. Maybe he was drinking and that gave him the courage to actually do it.
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3 Feb 16
@topffer Poor cat. I'm glad that he stopped at that.
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@owlwings (37857)
• Cambridge, England
2 Feb 16
Lawyers are well known to say anything in defence of their clients. By 'good', I suppose that he meant that he had managed to stay clear of the law up till then but I'd like to wager that that man had a long history of jealousy, uncontrollable anger and lack of concern for animals and people, if not actual cruelty.
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@topffer (29315)
• France
2 Feb 16
I do not know how it works in UK, but in France the rule is a bit weird, and I know it well as I go to court times to times for free as a civil party lawyer for various associations : a professional lawyer member of a bar is authorized to tell any lie he/she wants, but a lawyer not attached to a bar, i.e. with the diplomas needed to plead in court but not professional, is not allowed to lie and may be sued if he does it. Something like this done to a human being would have sent him to jail for life with a mandatory period of 30 years. He got the maximum for cruelty against an animal : 2 years : it is not the same for the law. And there are special cases where people are authorized to torture and kill an animal : corridas are not allowed anymore in Spain, but they are still allowed in several French cities.
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@DaddyEvil (21114)
• United States
25 Apr 16
@topffer OH! Bullfights.... I had to look that word up, Top. I thought other people might like to know what it meant, too.
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@topffer (29315)
• France
25 Apr 16
@DaddyEvil Sorry, I knew only the Spanish name. Thanks to you I have learned "bullfight"today.
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@Susan2015 (17934)
• United States
2 Feb 16
He is a nut case. And he should have gotten a lot more than 2 years. He should have gotten the same punishment that he did to the cat.
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@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
2 Feb 16
@SusanZ He should have been set on fire like he did to the poor cat.
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@topffer (29315)
• France
2 Feb 16
He got the maximum possible sentence for cruelty against an animal in France, but I would follow @Marcyaz here : a gallon of oil and a match.
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@Susan2015 (17934)
• United States
2 Feb 16
@Marcyaz Exactly, animals need us to protect them. He got off too easy. I hope his name is put in the paper or something so others know what he did.
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@jaboUK (48782)
• United Kingdom
2 Feb 16
He is obviously not a good man.
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@topffer (29315)
• France
2 Feb 16
He was probably drunk, but it does not excuse anything.
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@boiboing (12527)
• Northampton, England
2 Feb 16
What a pathetic excuse for a human being..
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@LadyDuck (112466)
• Switzerland
2 Feb 16
I have read the story today. I am glad he got two years and I judge that they are not even enough. He is not only stupid, but also a b.stard.
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@topffer (29315)
• France
2 Feb 16
It is not enough for what he did, but 2 years is the maximum for cruelty against an animal in France. It will give him time to understand what he did.
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@LadyDuck (112466)
• Switzerland
2 Feb 16
@topffer Two years are enough to understand. I have read that it happened in Nice, Quartier de la Madelaine, I remember very well where it is.
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@topffer (29315)
• France
2 Feb 16
@LadyDuck Where you in Monaco or in Nice when you where in France ? I visited Monaco only once. I have had Michel Roger, the previous Prime Minister of Monaco (he was replaced yesterday, which was also my birthday) as an assistant professor when I was a student.
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@LilyBeBack (1034)
• United Kingdom
2 Feb 16
That's an evil man, if ever I heard of one! I've been in some serious states of anger throughout my life, but I've never resorted to harming a living thing to get my point across... Except my little sister when we were little and fought all the time, but that was totally self-defence
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@topffer (29315)
• France
2 Feb 16
You burned your little sister?
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• United Kingdom
2 Feb 16
@topffer Yes, yes I did... No I didn't burn her, but we kicked and punched and scratched each other til there was almost nothing left
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@topffer (29315)
• France
2 Feb 16
@LilyBeBack I was also not in good terms with my little brother. And I think it is worst today. Are you in better terms now ?
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@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
2 Feb 16
They should have set him on fire is how it should have been handled.
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@topffer (29315)
• France
2 Feb 16
An eye for an eye... Perhaps not, but dropping a gallon of oil on him with a lighter not far, would have perhaps helped him to realize what he did.
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@TRBRocks420 (58615)
• Banks, Oregon
2 Feb 16
That is not a good man, he should have got a lot longer than 2 years and, the remainder of his life in a insane asylum. Wow peoples idiocy is astounding these days.
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@topffer (29315)
• France
2 Feb 16
I also think that he was deserving more, but 2 years is the maximum in France for cruelty against an animal. Sadly, torturing and killing a bull in a corrida is still allowed in our country.
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@MALUSE (29867)
• Denmark
2 Feb 16
That'll teach him - or not. Who knows.
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@topffer (29315)
• France
2 Feb 16
I hope that this "good man" understand now that being cruel to an animal is also a crime.
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@much2say (33437)
• United States
2 Feb 16
What did the cat do to deserve this? How terrible and inhumane to say the least! I remember a co-worker told me about some of the bad things he and his friend did when they were kids (not in this country, but still). They used to take lumber and slap donkeys as hard as they could (I don't see how that could be entertaining) - but what this story reminded me of was how he also used to light cats on fire and that they'd jump higher than you'd ever think a cat could jump.
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@much2say (33437)
• United States
2 Feb 16
@topffer His comb over hair is not keeping his brains intact in his head - I just have to wonder if he really understands what he's saying!
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@yukimori (8547)
• United States
2 Feb 16
@much2say The problem with Trump is that he's reaching the point where he's not going to have enough hair to continue relying on hair spray to keep his head from collapsing...
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@much2say (33437)
• United States
2 Feb 16
@yukimori He should grow a mustache - long enough so it will cover his mouth!
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@allknowing (54651)
• India
3 Feb 16
Only 2 years? He should have been hanged.
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@topffer (29315)
• France
3 Feb 16
We do not hang/guillotine anymore. 2 years is not a lot, but it is the maximum that a judge could give him for cruelty against an animal. It will give him a chance to think at what he did. Forbidding him to have a pet is also reassuring.
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@DaddyEvil (21114)
• United States
26 Apr 16
@topffer Well, no, not really reassuring at all! After all, HE didn't own the cat in this situation. The judge should have ruled he couldn't own or be around pets at all for it to seem reassuring to me! As it stands, his next girlfriend can own a cat/dog/rat/whatever and he will still have access to it at any time. He wouldn't get in trouble over it, either, since he is still following the letter of the law. Not the intention of the law, but technically, the letter of the law is all he must follow.
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@topffer (29315)
• France
26 Apr 16
@DaddyEvil It is a security measure and being a security measure for life, it is already strong. Once he will have purged his sentence, it would be offensive to fundamental freedoms to force him to choose a girlfriend with no pet. I hope that he will be wise enough to not have a girlfriend with fur pets.
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
2 Feb 16
wtf... i do hope she ditched him after this!
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@topffer (29315)
• France
2 Feb 16
The newspapers are not saying anything about her. Anyways, she will not see him before 2 years now.
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@Drosophila (16881)
• Ireland
2 Feb 16
@topffer if it was me, i'd change my name and leave the country LOL
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@topffer (29315)
• France
2 Feb 16
@Drosophila If I had been her, I would have given the phone before kicking him out.
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@marlina (58259)
• Canada
6 Feb 16
This is hard to believe that it is a true story.
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@topffer (29315)
• France
6 Feb 16
I heard yesterday that he was appealing of the judgment.
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@TheHorse (49884)
• Pleasant Hill, California
6 Feb 16
Sounds like one messed up dude.
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@topffer (29315)
• France
6 Feb 16
It is good summary.
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• India
3 Feb 16
Hi Topffer, How are you doing ? Two things that I understand - Man was pyscho - since cat was brought in between that quarrel over a phone and burnt WT* She haven't understood - how he is! else she would have given her phone. No 2 year jail - It was attempt murder case - He should be sent to Mental Hospital and should get 4 or 10 session of shock therapy Story other part may be like this as well that like he had lost his trust on her and was spying her... and thought she has an affair
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@topffer (29315)
• France
3 Feb 16
Hi Raja, you are not often on myLot actually. I am going fine and my cat is still alive. I think that he was drunk. If he was not, for sure he deserves to go to a mental hospital. 2 years of jail is the maximum sentence possible here for cruelty against an animal, and it is not a lot for him. They were not married, if she had an affair and did not wanted him to know, it was her business. Jealousy is a serious decease.
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@Daljinder (19472)
• India
3 Feb 16
What a sick man!! Poor kittie..!!
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@Shiva49 (8986)
• Singapore
22 Feb 16
The poor cat had to suffer though they leave us humans in peace and not drag us into their conflicts - siva
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@topffer (29315)
• France
22 Feb 16
Not always. I have had a small cat who was calling me each time he had to fight another one coming into the garden. He was the smartest cat I have ever had.
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@Shiva49 (8986)
• Singapore
22 Feb 16
@topffer That is really funny, it needed help to face a bully! siva
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@topffer (29315)
• France
22 Feb 16
@Shiva49 It was. There was a giant cat in the neighborhood and he was usually fighting it with another cat, but if he was alone when the big cat was coming, he was calling me. This cat was obedient like a dog : I could put him on a chair in the waiting room of a vet and tell him "do not move", and he was staying on the chair even if he was surrounded by dogs. It was very surprising for all other cats owners, who were coming to the vet with their cat in a box.
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@louievill (15768)
• Philippines
2 Feb 16
That guy's a coward, why pick on the poor cat? If he was brave he should have threatened her with self immolation and poured the whiskey over his head
@topffer (29315)
• France
2 Feb 16
Self immolation was popular long ago. A professor of criminal sciences taught me an anecdote. A man was protesting against I do not know what in front of a prefecture protected by policemen. He went in front of them with a potbelly of oil and poured it on him. Then he searched something. And searched again. He had forbidden the matches. The police drove him to a hospital.
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@louievill (15768)
• Philippines
2 Feb 16
@topffer , he should have been polite enough to ask if " anybody has a light?"
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@topffer (29315)
• France
2 Feb 16
@louievill The professor told us that he was smelling oil and they offered him to take a shower. He was liking to tell us more or less horrible anecdotes. They were supposed to be funny, but some were not PG rated.
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@shshiju (9042)
• Cochin, India
3 Feb 16
He is a Wicked person and he deserves it. Where does it took place in France?
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@topffer (29315)
• France
4 Feb 16
He was judged in Nice. I read this morning that he was appealing against the judgment. Having had the maximum sentence possible for this, he does not risk anything more with an appeal.
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@shshiju (9042)
• Cochin, India
4 Feb 16
@topffer 'He was judged in Nice' I don't understand. I mean in which country he was judged?
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@topffer (29315)
• France
4 Feb 16
@shshiju You asked where it took place in France, it was in "Nice". Nice is a French city near the Mediterranean Sea, and not far from the Italian border.