After 33 cases of dead, mutilated cats in the Palmetto Bay and Cutler Bay area of Miami Dade, according to the Miami Herald, “Tyler Weinman was charged with 19 counts of animal cruelty, 19 counts of improperly disposing of an animal body and 4 counts of burglary."
Looks like an innocent enough 18 year old...shows you can't judge people by how hey look. The really odd news:
The Miami Herald has a whopping 174 and counting comments (11:48am) on this story and it only broke after 10:00 am. Some are truly bizarro. The COMMENTS ARE NOW GONE (1:05)?? What is that about? It appears his mother is personal development coach.
Here is feedback from a neighbor in the Village:
As someone who lives in Palmetto Bay, I was torn between being scared and angry that this person was getting away with it. I went to a press conference yesterday, before he was identified, and I listened to the stories of those folks who had lost pets. It was sad. Even more was painful to think that cats were most probably going to be the stepping stone to more violent acts.
As a parent, I cannot imagine how this young man's parents are aching. Their lives are changed forever, if not a disaster forever.
For his friends, who had to know something was going on, they need to remember by covering up for him, they are as guilty as the one who held the knife.
This is too organized for one person do this alone. In the best interest of the community, I want the investigation to continue. This county needs to know that all those involved are picked up and incarcerated. We need to sleep at night knowing that people are not going to be violating the community by killing our pets and doing whatever else they wanted while we slept. This is terrorism on a very local and personal level.
Thank you to all the police, animal control and Crime Stoppers. Everyone had to work long hours to catch this guy.