Man Gets Ticket For Yelling At Cat

CHASKA, Minn. (WCCO) — A man who was heard yelling obscenities at his cat was cited by police in Chaska, Minn.

According to the city’s police department, neighbors called in, complaining of the noise.

The man, who was not identified, admitted to authorities that he had been swearing loudly at the cat.

His defense to officers was that he is “human.”

Police said this is not the first time the man had been warned or cited for disorderly conduct.

He was issued a new citation for disorderly conduct for the recent incident.

  • Semper Fi

    You have to be kidding me? Wow?

    • neil ross

      Git back tuh uhs when ya get some book lehrnun and lehrn tuh spehl. Then, we mite find yu’uns argaments more buhleaveuhbull, Zeke.

    • Elwood


    • Justice System

      Yeah, mabye for a noise violation, but Disorderly Conduct is a big deal, and a permanent criminal records

      • Sara and Bristol

        Please, PLEASE take your meds!

      • ez

        Disorderly conduct is what noise violations are charged under.

    • Commonlaw

      What is the valid cause of action? Where is the bill of particulars? Did the guy consent?

      • ez

        He does not need to consent to anything. What century are you living in? MN abolished the common law in 1963 and most courts in the US use the discovery process now versus the bill of particulars. It does not matter in the least whether or not he consented. The state does not need consent to charge you with a crime.

  • Kevin

    borderline illiterate and just a little specific….

    • desert eagle .50

      Hardly. Rather literate and quite specific. You, like Jackactionqu**ro, need courses in English as a Second Language since you both have an arm’s length relationship with the tongue, and that’s on a good day.

  • The Editor

    The headline is a lie.

    That man was ticketed for disorderly conduct, not yelling at a cat.

    Come on guys, you are embarrassing us.

    • Sammie Jo

      you need to read the article again. He was cited for the incident, the incident being he was yelling at the cat.

    • Who cares really

      Did you read the article? He wascCited for yelling at the cat then he was issued ANOTHER citation for disorderly conduct.

      So he was issued 2 tickets…..just sayin/’

      • Ken Velasquez

        Did you read the article? Try reading it again. Its says, “A man who was heard yelling obscenities at his cat was cited by police in Chaska, Minn.” AND “He was issued a new citation for disorderly conduct for the recent incident.”. Not two new citations! Just saying……

        • MN Cop

          Ya, it mentioned this was the second time…hence new citation for the recent event. Not citations. Just one. Singular. You cannot be cited for simply yelling at a cat. He was cited because of his language and the fact that he let the neighborhood hear it.

          • MN not a Cop

            Why would a REAL cop use an a.k.a ? I think the only reason you call yourself a cop is you think it increases your credibility.

      • bobby

        You might want to read it again.

      • jacob

        I think it was only 1 ticket for disorderly conduct.

      • replies for the dumb

        Did you read the article, just think if the Feds didn’t pass, ‘no child left behind’ you would not have graduated.

        • jhe

          children get left behind because their parents were left behind

    • Bticer

      Yelling at a cat is factual, Disorderly conduct is a legal conclusion.

  • Rita

    I wonder if this man has been tested for a mental disorder? Im no syke but he should be tested

    • MEOW

      Maybe the cat needs a hearing-aid. ;o)

      • would be awsome though!!!


    • Refrigerator Larry


      • lewy14

        As a cat owner myself, I say the guy is crazy.

        Every cat owner knows that cats do NOT care if you cuss at them.

        Anyone ever cited with a disorderly for _yowling_ or _hissing_? No?

        See, that’s my point. The cat gets the message, and the po po stay out of your business.

    • AJ

      Maybe not but YOU could be “psy”cho!!!

  • Peace

    Sad thing is, the cat probably loved the attention.

    • Postman

      The cat was likely taunting him. They’re like that, usually. This is why I hate cats.

      Man: “Get off the counter.”
      Cat: “Make me!”
      Cat:(pointing butt at man) “I said make me, you idiot.”

      The confrontation escalates until police arrive. Cat laughs his butt off while cops give man a ticket.

      Cops leave…

      Cat: “I’m on the counter again, moron.”

      • Sandy

        Postman, you been talking to MY cat??

        • Postman

          ALL cats are like this! (i.e., they’re evil)

          • Justsomeguy

            LOLOLOL soooo true. My cat used to knock stuff off the counter for the dog to chew up while I was at work. Of course I originally figured the dog was just getting up on the counter and then chewing stuff up so I punished him for it. Then I set up the webcam and saw the cat jump up push something off and sit there and watch the dog chew it up and then calmly walk away. I bet you this cat had a plan all along to get the owner arrested to have the house to itself. Cats are devious.

            • jackactionhero

              You can’t punish a dog hours later for doing something wrong. They can’t draw that connection, Dog Whisperer….

              • speak up

                Then why do they look guilty when you get home?
                Oh they know, they know.

      • J Biden


      • Susan

        this made my day, I keep telling people that all cats are dancing from one end of the counter to the other, probably doing the can can while they are at work.

  • Civitas

    You shall not yell at a cat. Nor a hat on a mat. Or fat on a rat. You shall not yell at a cat wearing a hat on a mat with a fat rat. Green eggs and yelled cat

    • c0mm0nsense

      Holy $h!t, I think I need to change my drawers, that’s one of the funniest posts I’ve ever read. Bravo, Civitas.

  • AJ

    Firefighters in drag, ppl yelling at cats…i love minnesota!!!

    • Gdon221

      Yup, it just doesn’t get any better than that. But you forgot to add the dudes surfing on Lake Superior north of Duluth during a snow storm several weeks back. The rest of the country must think we’re wacko. Just the way we like it.

  • Nancy Aleshire

    You got to be kidding!!! Don’t the Chaska police have better things to do than charging a person with “Mickey Mouse” charges? I’ve owned lots of cats and thoroughly enjoy them as well as dogs and other animals, but there were things my now deceased cat would do that would be nerve-wracking. I would have to say “Get off the desk, stay away from the wires, Kiki” on a regular basis. Is the Humane Society going to step in an charge this guy with verbal abuse of an animal? I don’t think so–they have better things to do and so should the Chaska Police–what a joke!!!!

    • GH

      The police were contacted by other citizens. When people call in complaints, the police have to respond. If they got there and the guy was disturbing the peace then it is up to them to handle the situation. Knowing CCO, there is more to this story then is being reported (they love to leave out important details and make police look stupid)

    • whatajoke

      Ok…so if this was your neighbor and was always outside being loud and obnoxious and the cops came and just told him to stop and left….than the male continued to be a nuisance I bet you would be the first one to complain that the cops aren’t doing anything about it.

    • steve

      mabe we should wait until he throws the cat out a second story window. this guy is unstable and it looks like he needs help.

      • cat scratch fever

        how do you know?perhaps it just took a dump in his prized potted plant or he needed it to get in ?

      • mongo megawatt

        Big deal. The cat’s gonna land on its feet anyway.

        • mcink

          With how many broken bones?

    • ??

      He he…the man who yelled at the cat was charged with “Mickey Mouse” charges…..

    • Tash

      In the world of the bomunist, this is what they do.

    • Book Nancy

      Nancy, tell the truth. Did…you…yell…at…

  • Rita


  • catloverdoglover

    Everyone knows you don’t yell at a cat…you meow at a cat

    • cat scratch fever

      not if it jumps up on a shelf and tips over and breaks yer 1000$ vase?

      • Think about it

        Everyone knows you don’t keep a $1000 vase in the same house as a cat.

        • jackactionhero

          If you own a $1000 vase, that’s a problem.

          • desert eagle .50

            How much should I pay for a vase?

            Please be specific.

  • Sandi

    Why don’t they just take away this poor cat – he is obviously looking for someone/something to abuse. What a psycho!

    • Vic

      dude sounds like he needs some help. I agree t-take cat away.
      It’s not gonna stop this kooks anger issue(s) but may send them towards a person. Hopefully a BIG dude who can handle him if need be.

      I had a moron neighbor in past – the bastid killed our 2 dogs. Tracks in the nud right back to his deck but they couldn’t proof he gave the the poisen. Classy sob. Dead now thankfully

  • Sam

    That cat looks like my cat, I will take him in and love him. They need to take the kook off to the nut farm!

  • djp


  • Tenbears

    Tenbears very fond of cats.

  • Tenbears


  • Tenbears

    Tenbears once have pet cat named Herman. Herman had the ability to blow nose with one paw and send a nice yogi flying accuretly at a target 22 feet away.

  • Roundhouse

    What did the poor puss do?

  • hmboy

    Either way on how people look at this, It seems the world id coming to an end….

    • ??

      Yeah, I think the Bible says somewhere in Revelation that you’ll know the end is coming when crazy people start yelling at cats. @@

      • #11

        Thou shalt not yell at cats.

  • pink

    NO other news to report??? How PATHETIC to evendo a report this

  • paulc

    buy the guy a BB gun@@

  • Dr Midas Riff

    land of the free? how have you americans let this happen? what next? cited for jaywalking in your dreams?

    • bigdaddy

      The thought police are sending you to re-education camp until your mind is right ! All you need is a little THERAPY. After a few weeks of treatment, you’ll be fine and ready to retake your place in society.

  • Spud

    It’s entirely possible that the cat was inciting the man to disorderly conduct. I think it’s unfair to cite the man when it seems the cat was not properly interrogated. Maybe the cat is a major a-hole. Maybe the cat started it. Maybe the cat was trespassing. Maybe the cat was taking a malicious loafer on the sofa. We just don’t know. I say we don’t judge until we hear both the man’s and the cat’s side in court.

    • Postman

      All cats are major a-holes. It’s a fact!

      • Poor cat!

        Or maybe the guy is a major a*******! Hello!

        • Postman

          You may be right. The guy may be a major a*******. This, however, does not negate the fact that ALL cats are major a-holes.

          Most cat owners (the honest ones, at least) will tell you if you ask, “Is your cat a major a-hole?” the answer is a resounding “YES!”.

          • missy

            I have 2 cats that I have lovingly nicknamed “Brat-Cat” and “Farting Feline”. I have to put Brat-Cat away everytime we have people over because she hisses and swipes at them. Then sweet, sweet Farting Feline comes in the room, roles over on her back and farts away. The one I would love to love on stinks so bad I always end up pushing her off my lap. And yes, I’ve tried to switch food several times. She just has this nervous gas disorder. If I thought ANYONE would take them, I would give them up in a heartbeat, but NOONE wants this kind of torment, so alas I am stuck with my two cats.

    • Tash

      Ha ha

  • anti bachmann

    i wish i could be a worthless cop
    they are so good at fighting crime

    • Realist

      Cheer up. You may not be a cop, but you’re still worthless.

      • anti bachmann

        realist or real loser
        good thing he didnt kill the cat otherwise he would be in prison

        • whatajoke

          Anti probably works at mcdonalds and never graduated high school so therefore he can’t do anything worthwhile

  • Postman

    Demolition Man is coming true! LOL!

    Simon Phoenix: Look I don’t need a history lesson! C’mon, HAL, where are the god damn guns?
    Moral Statute Machine: You are fined one credit for a violation of the Verbal Morality Statute.
    Simon Phoenix: What? F__k you!
    Moral Statute Machine: Your repeated violation of the Verbal Morality Statute has caused me to notify the San Angeles Police Department. Please remain where you are for your reprimand.
    Simon Phoenix: Yeah, right.
    [police sirens approach]
    Simon Phoenix: F__kers are fast too.
    Moral Statute Machine: You are fined one credit for a violation of the Verbal Morality Statute.

    • MorganGray

      Need to follow that up with Edgar Friendly’s speech. It kinda fits the current nanny state.
      “I like to think; I like to read. I’m into freedom of speech and freedom of choice. I’m the kind of guy who likes to sit in a greasy spoon and wonder, “Gee, should I have the T-bone steak or the jumbo rack of barbecued ribs with the side order of gravy fries?” I WANT high cholesterol. I wanna eat bacon and butter and BUCKETS of cheese, okay? I want to smoke a Cuban cigar the size of Cincinnati in the non-smoking section. I want to run through the streets naked with green Jell-o all over my body reading Playboy magazine. Why? Because I suddenly might feel the need to, okay, pal?”

  • Nina

    Good. Crazy person. Meow.

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