PHOENIX – Prosecutors have filed felony animal cruelty charges against a man who allegedly tried to feed a kitten to a python and later killed the feline by drop-kicking it.
Maricopa County sheriff's deputies arrested 28-year-old Jeremy Tuffly at his Mesa home on Monday. He has since been released.
Tuffly's arrest came after deputies received a DVD of the incident from a person they haven't identified.
The video shows a man the sheriff's office identified as Tuffly smiling while repeatedly and roughly throwing the kitten at a python in a backyard.
It then cuts to a nighttime scene with the man drop-kicking the animal into the street, killing it.