Bakersfield Man Charged After Skinning and Cooking Cat
It’s pretty common to have a neighbor or two you are suspicious of, whether it’s their annoying tendency to leave their trashcans out or some Wisteria Lane level drama. But the unfortunate neighbors of Jason Wilmert got to witness some truly bizarre (if not psychotic) behavior when Wilmert was caught torturing a pet cat.
According to Bakersfield Now, Jason Wilmert, 35, was arrested after various neighbors witnessed suspicious activity. They reported the sound of loud cat cries, the smell of strange meat cooking, and one women even saw Wilmert holding the live cat by the tail and skinning it. So next time you are agitated with your neighbor’s tree encroaching on your property, consider yourself lucky he isn’t barbecuing your pets.
Wilmert was arrested on two counts, one of animal cruelty and another of ”animals commonly kept as pets or companions used as food.” To the dismay of the neighbors, both of these charges are merely misdemeanors.
He is scheduled to be in court Friday, February 17th, to face three previous standing charges (littering, resisting arrest, and ”unauthorized nonagricultural burning”) as well as his newly acquired charges surrounding the cat incident.