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Tasered California, a man beating a cat against the hood of a Laguna Beach patrol car, charged with animal cruelty: police

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A man in California was Tasered — twice — and was arrested early Sunday after he allegedly punched a cat he would have to abuse it against the hood of a patrol car, in front of the stunned officers, officials said.

The Laguna Beach Police Department said the incident happened early Sunday around 1 a.m. in the 400 block of Hill Street, and has been developed by the authorities are responding to calls about a man in the middle of the street screaming and yelling.

The first officer who responded to the scene allegedly found the man in the police as a 52-year-old Joey Gabaldon, who is the cat with his right hand, while the “squeeze” and hold it up in the air.

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Officer Gabaldon to stop, but he allegedly continued to run in the direction of the officer, and the cry of the incomprehensible words. The officer fired his Taser at the 52-year-old, but it had no apparent effect, police said.

Joey Gabaldon, 52, was charged with suspicion of cruelty to animals, resisting an executive officer, and resisting arrest after allegedly hitting a cat on the hood of a police vehicle.
(The Laguna Beach Police Department

When a second officer arrived, and Gabaldon walked over to him, and, while holding the cat in his hands. He then allegedly got on the top of the second, a cop’s patrol vehicle and began bashing the cat against the hood of the car.

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Police said they then used a Taser on him a second time, allowing for Gabaldon to fall to the ground. The officers were then able to take the cat away from him, but soon found out that the cat was dead, authorities said.

It is not known whether the cat died as a result of being slammed against the police vehicle, or if it was before death. However, the area of the Police department, told FOX11 they were able to determine the Gabaldon had been an abuse of the cat, the officers arrived at the scene.

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Gabaldon was transported to Mission Hospital Laguna Beach and to have a medical evaluation before he was booked into the Orange County Jail. He has been charged with suspicion of cruelty to animals, resisting an executive officer, and resisting arrest. Gabaldon’s bail was set at $20,000 and he is scheduled to appear in court again Oct. 30.

The police department told the Daily Pilot that they were still trying to identify the cat’s owner.

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