Man Sentenced for Trying to Microwave CatPublished August 19, 2011
Sources with BBC News say that Stephen Stacey, a 20-year-old British man hailing from Portsmouth, has received a 16-week jail sentence for doing the unthinkable: attempting to microwave his pet cat.
According to the police report, Stacey's cat, originally named "Comeonthen", had singed for after being in the microwave for at least six seconds.
The cat, who has since been taken in by the RSPCA, has been renamed Nancy. The cat could recover and be released for adoption at some point in time.
As a result of his pretty unthinkable actions, the Portsmouth man has, on top of his jail sentence, been banned from ever being able to own a cat or dog again.
This is a pretty bizarre story, for sure. What do you think, though? Was the penalty for this Portsmouth man enough? Let us know your thoughts in a comment!