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Man accused of beheading his cat in Clearwater

Police say he then took his cruelty a step further.
Credit: Clearwater Police Department
Joshua Daniel Pena-Cedillo

CLEARWATER, Fla — A man was arrested Thursday in Clearwater, Fla. and accused of a horrific crime.

Police say 22-year-old Joshua Daniel Pena-Cedillo killed his cat, decapitated it – and taped its head to a stick in his backyard. According to a tweet from the Clearwater Police Department, the cat’s name was Cinnamon.

Pena-Cedillo is charged with animal cruelty – a felony. He's being held on a $5,000 bond.

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