Las Vegas man used stun gun on cat, threatened neighbor, police say

LAS VEGAS — A Nevada man is accused of using a stun gun on a cat and then threatening a neighbor who attempted to stop him, authorities said.

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Carlos Plummer, 55, of Las Vegas, was arrested May 4 and charged with two counts of willful or malicious torture of an animal, one count of torturing or injuring an animal, one count of possession and use of a stun gun by a felon and one count of harassment, according to Clark County online booking records.

According to an arrest report by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, a neighbor told police that he heard a cat screaming outside and observed Plummer holding the feline by its hind legs before throwing it into a vehicle, KSNV-TV reported.

According to the report, when the cat tried to exit the vehicle, the neighbor said Plummer “started tasing the cat with a stun gun, which caused (the) cat to start screeching.”

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When the neighbor asked Plummer to stop, police said he began striking his neighbor’s window and threatened to “blow his head off,” KSNV reported, citing the police report.

Officers reviewed doorbell camera footage of Plummer arguing with his neighbor with a weapon pointed at the front door, the television station reported. After searching Plummer’s vehicle, a convertible registered to his girlfriend, police found a BB gun, KSNV reported.

Plummer is being held on $10,000 bail, according to online booking records. He is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, records show.

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