A Thai chef is grieving over the lack of her cat on account of a vicious assault by a household in Brooklyn on April 4.
The incident reportedly began when a 12-year-old boy allegedly pulled the leash of “Ponzu,” who was being walked by Chanan Aksornnan and her boyfriend at McCarren Park round 5 p.m.
The couple was additionally strolling one other cat, a canine and a hen.
The boy allegedly snatched and pulled Ponzu’s leash up into the air earlier than dropping him.
The 3-year-old cat tried to get away, however the boy allegedly stepped on his leash.
Ponzu, who had a preexisting coronary heart situation, reportedly suffered a bloodied again.
Aksornnan confronted the boy, who then ran away to his household.
The boy’s mom began berating the couple as an alternative of apologizing, in line with ChaRee Pim, Aksornnan’s good friend who recounted the incident in a Facebook post on Monday.
“You don’t blame me, you’re the one who was wrong. Why did you take a cat [for a] walk?” Pim quoted the boy’s mom as saying, in line with Newsweek. “This is what you [get] when you walk you f*****g cat b***h!”
The scenario rapidly turned bodily. In a video, people from the boy’s household could be seen assaulting the couple.
“They immediately began a verbal abuse which escalated into a physical assault. I got punched and kicked by three women,” Aksornnan advised Greenpointers.
Aksornnan’s boyfriend suffered a damaged nostril from a punch and required emergency surgical procedure.
During the altercation, Pim mentioned their canine was harassed and the hen was punched.
The couple has since lodged a police report. Ponzu succumbed to his accidents and died in the park.
“We are traumatized, lost for words, heartbroken. Our family got physically assaulted that day and there is a pending police investigation to find and charge the perpetrators who showed no empathy for animals nor humans,” the couple wrote on Ponzu’s Instagram page, which has over 23,000 followers.
“Ponzu was one of a kind, special. We fell in love with him from the first sight,” they added. “He was gentle, caring, loving, playful, and handsome. He was curious and loved outdoors. He was well travelled. And he brought joy and smile to millions across the globe.”
The couple’s surviving pets have been additionally “traumatized” over the incident, they mentioned. The case has been handed to 3 completely different detectives since its submitting, in line with Pim.
“The incident is currently under investigation by the 94 Precinct Detective Squad,” Captain Kathleen E. Fahey, Commanding Officer of the 94th Precinct, advised Greenpointers. “Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to call the 94 Precinct Detective Squad, if they have not already done so.”
Anyone with info concerning the incident is urged by the couple to contact email@example.com.
Supporters are utilizing the hashtag #JusticeForPonzu on social media to share their misery and bear in mind the feline.
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