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.

Comments (185)
  1. Semper Fi says:

    You have to be kidding me? Wow?

    1. Justice System says:

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

      1. Sara and Bristol says:

        Please, PLEASE take your meds!

      2. ez says:

        Disorderly conduct is what noise violations are charged under.

    2. Commonlaw says:

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

      1. ez says:

        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.

    3. neil ross says:

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

  2. Kevin says:

    borderline illiterate and just a little specific….

    1. desert eagle .50 says:

      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.

  3. The Editor says:

    The headline is a lie.

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

    Come on guys, you are embarrassing us.

    1. Who cares really says:

      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/’

      1. jacob says:

        I think it was only 1 ticket for disorderly conduct.

      2. Ken Velasquez says:

        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……

        1. MN Cop says:

          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.

          1. MN not a Cop says:

            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.

      3. bobby says:

        You might want to read it again.

      4. replies for the dumb says:

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

        1. jhe says:

          children get left behind because their parents were left behind

    2. Sammie Jo says:

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

    3. Bticer says:

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

  4. Rita says:

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

    1. Refrigerator Larry says:


      1. lewy14 says:

        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.

    2. MEOW says:

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

      1. would be awsome though!!! says:


    3. AJ says:

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

  5. Peace says:

    Sad thing is, the cat probably loved the attention.

    1. Postman says:

      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.”

      1. Sandy says:

        Postman, you been talking to MY cat??

        1. Postman says:

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

          1. Justsomeguy says:

            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.

            1. jackactionhero says:

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

              1. speak up says:

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

      2. Susan says:

        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.

  6. Civitas says:

    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

    1. c0mm0nsense says:

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

  7. AJ says:

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

    1. Gdon221 says:

      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.

  8. Nancy Aleshire says:

    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!!!!

    1. steve says:

      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.

      1. cat scratch fever says:

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

      2. mongo megawatt says:

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

        1. mcink says:

          With how many broken bones?

    2. GH says:

      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)

    3. ?? says:

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

    4. Tash says:

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

    5. Book Nancy says:

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

    6. whatajoke says:

      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.

  9. catloverdoglover says:

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

    1. cat scratch fever says:

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

      1. Think about it says:

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

        1. jackactionhero says:

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

          1. desert eagle .50 says:

            How much should I pay for a vase?

            Please be specific.

  10. Sandi says:

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

    1. Vic says:

      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

  11. Sam says:

    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!

  12. Tenbears says:

    Tenbears very fond of cats.

  13. Tenbears says:

    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.

  14. Roundhouse says:

    What did the poor puss do?

  15. hmboy says:

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

    1. ?? says:

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

      1. #11 says:

        Thou shalt not yell at cats.

  16. pink says:

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

  17. paulc says:

    buy the guy a BB gun@@

  18. Dr Midas Riff says:

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

    1. bigdaddy says:

      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.

  19. Spud says:

    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.

    1. Postman says:

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

      1. Poor cat! says:

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

        1. Postman says:

          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!”.

          1. missy says:

            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.

  20. anti bachmann says:

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

    1. Realist says:

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

      1. anti bachmann says:

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

        1. whatajoke says:

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

  21. Postman says:

    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.

    1. MorganGray says:

      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?”

  22. Nina says:

    Good. Crazy person. Meow.

  23. Cat wise says:

    Cats do not really care. They just do their own manner with, ” I will get back to you later” attitude

  24. KlugeBoy says:

    Betting it was a white cat with blue eyes. (Look it up!)

    1. ?? says:

      Yeah, I have a Black Lab and my cats hate him. They are sooooo racist.

  25. CCR says:

    Glad I don’t live in Chaska, with 6 cats and 2 dogs I have yelled more than once at them! Thing is, a couple of them just “yell” back

  26. droop says:

    The man’s history obviously played a roll here.

  27. Pomona Pete says:


  28. lukuj says:

    Can the cat sue – perhaps for a hate crime?

  29. Brent_K says:

    Please read the article, people! He wasn’t cited because he was yelling at a cat. He was cited for being a disturbance. Lot of details missing here thanks to amateurish reporting, but I’d wager he lives in an apartment and his neighbors didn’t think they should have to listen to their lunatic neighbor screaming all night.

    1. Postman says:

      Lighten up, Sheldon. It’s funnier this way.

  30. cat scratch fever says:


  31. Brutus says:

    Cats are useless.

    1. Mike says:

      Not according to 86.4 million people (Humane Society figures) in the USA who own and love them.
      Brutus, zero. Mike one.

    2. mongo megawatt says:

      you obviously don’t know how to cook them properly.

    3. freecheese says:

      Head shrinks claim that cat haters are REALLY SICK people. For that matter, what kind of NORMALperson hates ANYTHING with 4-legs. You are a SICKO ! God help you.

  32. RJ says:

    So a guy yelling in his own house got a ticket for disorderly conduct? Was there abuse going on? Animal cruelty? Drunkeness? None of those things are mentioned. He was yelling. Swearing. OMG we must get the police involved if someone is SWEARING!

  33. Ben Dover says:

    He got mad ’cause he was yelling “here Morris”….the cat was ignoring him because his name is really Felix….dumb human…

  34. DUI says:

    someone has been drinking to much cooking sherry

    1. could be says:

      Maybe they’ve been smoking catnip.

  35. Poor cat! says:

    Glad he got cited! What a jerk! I do not know who would want to date this guy probably be yelling and swaeing all the time and abusive. They should also take cat away from him cuz he probably abuses the cat. What a A*******!

  36. herm says:

    Wonder if alcohol was involved?

  37. brian setzer says:

    I wish there was some way that we could just tone down this rabid feline-human rhetoric.

  38. Pendy says:

    Why is this news?

  39. barry1817 says:

    I think the reality of this was loud obnoxious behavior, not yelling at a cat.

    Wonder if the neighbors asked him to quiet down. Wonder if this happened in the past. Wonder if he is just the curmudgeon that doesn’t realize that in society, if you want to yell, it is helpful to have windows and walls that are sound proofed.

  40. clark says:

    I hope both alcohol and firearms were involved.

    1. Realist says:

      I hope the cat was the one that had the gun.

  41. clark says:

    Read it more closely, There was only one citation for this incident. Ken V. is right.

  42. Peter Griffin says:

    I think he needs to get some more cat love like the Whiskas commercial suggests.

    1. Poor cat! says:

      I think he needs anger managment! Sounds like hes sick in the head.

  43. Tanman says:

    Funny there are more comments on this story than most of the other stories.
    Animals ,kids, beer and boobs attract attention and also guns.

  44. Realist says:

    Why do the cops always end up in the middle of these disputes? It was probably just a lover’s spat. Oh wait, it was an actual cat and not a P…..Never mind…..

  45. i8pikachu says:

    That poor cat.

  46. NCT says:

    He should change his name to Mohammed and then invoke Sharia law…

  47. Dead Lenny says:

    Ah, it’s like the old joke:

    “What’s the best name for your new cat?”
    “Why bother naming the cat at all? The little bugger’s just gonna ignore you anyways…”

  48. greggn says:

    Welcome to the criminalization of everything!!

  49. disillusioned says:

    Yea but call in a noise complaint on pesky mexicans or african americans, and they don’t do squat about it.

    1. Brett says:

      You got that right.

  50. yipes says:

    Imagine being the cop who got this call. Really? I’m supposed to go check out a guy who’s swearing at his cat? And his neighbors care, why? According to the article he has a history, but sheeeeesh it had to feel like a waste of time.

  51. Ex-Cop says:

    Be proud of your boys and girls in blue. This is what they are paid over $40,000 Dollars a year for. I want my money back.

    1. Real Deal says:

      Ex-cop it’s $78,000 a year and no refunds .

  52. Johnny Dangerously says:

    To be fair to this poor guy… anyone who has ever been employed by cats (cat’s don’t have owners, they have staff) knows that sometimes they need to be yelled at.

    It’s a great alternative to a burlap sack in the creek…

  53. Hilary says:

    This man has major anger issues, which will lead to physical abuse of the cat, if it has not already. I have 6 wondeerful loving cats and for any animal to be abused in any way is shameful. The cat must be removed from the home or you can expect disastrous results in the future.

  54. bad bob says:

    A summary execution would be appropriate….nuff said

  55. james divine says:

    why are there so many liberal sissies in Minniesoda

  56. Cinnamon's Mommy says:

    Cats are people too! All life should be respected.

  57. jrey762 says:


  58. Mr Positive says:

    I once yelled at a block of cheese. – Had too it upset my stomach. Hugs Mr Positive

  59. San Diego Steve says:

    My cats could not care less if I yelled at them. They ignore me completely.

  60. Big Guy says:

    Last cat I had would come running over when I went off about something on TV. She’d sit down in front of me look deep into my eyes and meow as if asking me what was wrong. It was as if she was concerned about my behavior. My wife was dumbfounded by the cat’s ability to remind me to behave. That cat was a unique animal, I swear she knew more than she let on. We should have named her Dr. Philipinna, she specialized in purr therapy and anger management.

  61. Deus Vult says:

    Kittens are cute I guess BUT I dont trust Cats,…. flithy creatures!
    ABO=”ANYBODY” but obama!

  62. bobert says:

    With the way America is now and the draconian laws you keep passing on your own citizens… i am surprised the title didnt read, Suspected Terror suspect arrested without warrant or due cause or process for yelling at a cat. Sentence to life without trial… American’s rejoice now that they can feel safe again.

    1. Gringo With Legs says:

      I’m buying land in Costa Rica and have been learning Spanish for the past year. Not sticking around for whatever unfolds in the U.S.

  63. greekelk says:

    What do you expect from the state that brought you Jesse Ventura.

  64. MickeyG says:

    Motion to dismiss for lack of ratification of commencement from the true party of interest. Get the cat to sign on the line.

  65. Rita says:

    I hope they took the cat away from him, the guy is obviously disturbed. I don’t want to read that he killed the cat one day.

    1. Brett says:

      Or cooked on the barbeque…..

  66. ssK says:

    When you live in a place that you’re confined indoors for 9 months, you tend to go catty wampus.

  67. Brett says:

    Pffft!!! Pffft!! GO AWAY!!

  68. Mr. Wee Wee says:

    Mr. Wee Wee sez “yOu gO girl” and STAND FIRM BEHIND Barack!

  69. my cats looking at me says:

    Sounds like a KQ bit from many years ago.

  70. rex dart eskimo spy says:

    throw your can in a wood chipper and i guarantee it will listen.

  71. John says:

    The poor cat needs a new home. This guy needs help.

  72. Meow says:

    Meow, this is ridiculous

  73. Meow says:

    They should have arrested that man right meow.

  74. Beachguy53 says:

    Sounds to me he was a little “pussed off”?

  75. mike says:

    Must be a slow news day at Drudge…..

  76. Jonathan Wong says:

    What can I say? The cat has some powerful friends.

  77. artemis133 says:

    What a stupido! Everyone knows, you don’t yell at a cat!

    They don’t care!

  78. alice Polarbear says:

    I am concerned for the safety of the cat. I hope the poor creature can be placed in a better home.

  79. John says:

    OF COURSE you could believe this, after all, this is the state that put Al Franken in the Senate.

  80. russ taylor says:

    The guy was cited for disorderly conduct, not yelling at his cat. You can yell at your cat all you want as long as you are not disturbing your neighbors or abusing the cat. There is no statute against yelling at cats, despite what the misleading headline infers.

  81. Grillin says:

    Disorderly conduct for being loud, misdemeanor. Yelling at a cat??? Felony!!!!

  82. James D says:

    What did the cat do to make him so angry? That seems to be an important component to this story!

  83. sailordude says:

    Maybe the cat was like Fat Freddy’s Cat and took a dump in his shoes!

  84. Dave says:

    Jerkwad shouldn’t be allowed to have a cat!

  85. HMichaelH says:

    We’ve ALL lost our minds for commenting on this article. This is clearly beyond the pale!

    Some days are REALLY slow news days!

  86. Deborah says:

    I have never yelled at my cat. My cat, however, has yelled at me, hissed at me, bitten me, kicked me, scratched me, and peed on my bedspread. I would like my cat charged with assault causing bodily harm…with criminal intent.

  87. Ron Staiger says:

    You have to yell at them or they just can’t understand English! Don’t the cops know that?

  88. Karma101 says:

    This is the same state that threw a man in jail for not having siding on his house. Ticket a man for yelling at a cat and toss a man in jail for not having siding on his house. Minnesota, please get your house in order. Nanny state run wild.

  89. mickey_moussaoui says:

    Shoot the cat. Problem solved

  90. Annie says:

    My day has been made! Thank you everyone! lol

  91. spooky2626 says:

    Big daddy government and a damn cat!

  92. J D FROM ALA says:

    I have sooo enjoyed reading the comments the readers have contributed.

  93. What Da Fog says:

    JD from ALA and Annie – You are so right!!!!! This has been hilarious! The comments are even better than the story but what does that say about those of us who have kept reading?? From cats to cat haters, the illiterate, stereotypes and of course politics! What we do for entertainment.
    As far as cats go, everything that people have said is true but it is their instinct just like dogs bark, growl, drool, dig, chew, you get the point? I have 3 cats (was a dog lover as a kid) and let me tell you, they are semi-trainable……..with a water bottle to spray them with!!! The challenge with a cat is outsmarting them. That’s why stupid people shouldn’t own cats.

  94. Mrs. Ida Wendeldorfer says:

    I knit Sweaters and Booties for my 7 Cats, but when I took them for their daily Jog their Booties always fall off. I wish Walmart Duct Tape was more sticky!.

  95. mimi says:

    hahahaha! maybe his name was tweety bird!

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