Man who poured boiling water on cat arrested in Chicago

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Leon Teague

CHICAGO — A man who poured boiling water on a cat in a Facebook video has been arrested in Chicago.

Leon Teague, 18, of the 6900 block of South King Drive in Chicago, was charged with one felony count of animal torture and a misdemeanor count of depiction of animal cruelty, according to The Chicago Tribune.

WNCN originally reported that the video was allegedly shot in Greenville, N.C. Now authorities say the Teague shot the video in Chicago and posted the video to Facebook at about 10 p.m. on Feb. 2.

In disturbing the video, the teen boils a pot of water and opens a window where the cat is sitting. The cat begins meowing loudly and then the man throws the boiling water on it.

The injured cat, which begins screaming in pain, tries to run away but gets trapped on the porch.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the cat was last seen in the 6900 block of South King Drive but ran off when officers tried to capture it.

Teague is scheduled to appear in court Friday.