Man accused of putting kitten in bong

LJS Article

A Lincoln man was cited on suspicion of animal cruelty Sunday morning for allegedly confining a kitten in a makeshift bong.

Deputies with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office were attempting to take Acea Schomaker, 20, 5700 Saltillo Road, into custody on a warrant for marijuana possession and they observed him smoking marijuana from a clear plastic plexiglas container measuring 12 inches by 6 inches, said Chief Deputy Bill Jarrett. And trapped inside the box, which was secured with duct tape, was a one-year-old kitten named Shadow.

Schomaker allegedly told the deputies he put the kitten in the bong because it was out of control and needed to be calmed down,

The kitten was taken to the Capital Humane Society, and Schomaker was cited on suspicion of animal cruelty and was jailed on the warrant.

Seems this might piss the internets off like Kenny Glenn

UPDATE: Fox News picked up the story.

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Shadow, a 6-month-old female cat, is seen in this March 1, 2009, photo provided by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Dept. Shadow was rescued by deputies, who discovered the cat trapped in a "bong" after responding to a domestic disturbance call at a residency that a 20-year old suspect shares with his grandfather in the Lincoln, Neb., area.

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A homemade bong, consisting of a piece of garden hose attached to a duct-taped plexiglas box, is seen in this March 1, 2009, handout photo provided by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Dept. Deputies responding Sunday, March 1, 2009, to a domestic disturbance call at a Lincoln, Neb., area residence, cited a 20-year-old man on suspicion of animal cruelty after catching him smoking marijuana from the contraption that had Shadow, a six-month-old female cat, stuffed inside its 12-inch by 6-inch base. The man told deputies the cat had been acting hyper and that he was trying to calm her down.

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