Man arrested after setting cat on fire in Bronx

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A man was arrested after police say he set a cat on fire in the Bronx. (DCPI)

A man was arrested after police say he set a cat on fire in the Bronx. (DCPI)

BRONX, N.Y. (PIX11) — A Bronx man has been charged with animal cruelty after he was caught lighting a cat on fire.

Police responded to a call on Friday for a report of a dead animal in front of a building on 182nd St in the Belmont section of the Bronx.

A superintendent showed police a video of a man pouring fluid on a cat who was lying on the ground in front of the location.

The video then shows the man using a lighter to set the cat on fire before fleeing the scene.

A man was arrested after police say he set a cat on fire in the Bronx. (DCPI)

A man was arrested after police say he set a cat on fire in the Bronx. (DCPI)

The man was identified through the surveillance tape and arrested.

Police charged 31-year-old Ernesto Bailey with aggravated cruelty to animals, torture of an animal, reckless endangerment and arson.

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