Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Told He Couldn't Take Kitten on MetroLink, a St. Louis Man Stomped It to Death, Police Say

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Told He Couldn't Take Kitten on MetroLink, a St. Louis Man Stomped It to Death, Police Say

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ST. CLAIR COUNTY * A St. Louis area man was charged with animal cruelty for allegedly killing a kitten Friday on a MetroLink platform after he was told he couldn't bring the animal on the train.

St. Clair County court records identify the man as DeCarlos Johnson-Foston, 23.

Capt. Bruce Fleshren said Johnson-Foston had been at the Belleville MetroLink station Friday morning with a kitten on his shoulder. The security guard told him he couldn't board the train with the kitten.

Johnson-Foston slammed the kitten to the platform and stomped on its head, police say.

After killing the kitten, Johnson-Foston walked away.

Police were called at about 7:15 a.m. Friday. By the time they got there, he had left on a bus. A security guard at the MetroLink stop told police which bus he had boarded, and officers found him at the College Station stop, where his bus ride ended. …

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