Authorities: Florida man tortures, kills neighbor's cat

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A Florida man has been charged with animal cruelty after authorities say he lured a neighbor's cat into his home, mutilated it and then hung it over an adjoining fence. The Miami Herald reports ( 20-year-old Eduardo Rodriguez-Montegudo of Hialeah was arrested Thursday. The arrest report says Rodriguez-Montegudo told police he lured the cat into his bedroom and was playing with it until it annoyed him. Police say he then strangled the black cat with a graduation tassel and then mutilated it. Authorities say the cat's owner contacted police after finding the pet. It's unclear if Rodriguez-Montegudo has an attorney. (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)