ATLANTA (AP) – A man accused of punting a cat across an Atlanta gas station parking lot has turned himself in.
Atlanta police spokeswoman Stephanie Brown tells news outlets that 22-year-old Jamari Davenport turned himself in Wednesday and has been charged with misdemeanor cruelty to animals. An Instagram video from early July had shown a man kicking the cat, as others cheered him on.
CAT KICKER CAUGHT: APD is pleased to announce the arrest of a man who was filmed violently kicking a cat outside of a Chevron gas station on MLK Jr. Dr. in SW Atlanta on July 1, 2018. 22-year-old Jamari Davenport turned himself in, he’s charged with misdemeanor cruelty to animals pic.twitter.com/AfxYcJ40Io— Atlanta Police Dept (@Atlanta_Police) August 1, 2018
The cat was seen flying through the air and landing on its back. It has not been found, and the extent of its injuries is unknown.
The Instagram video had only shown the man from the waist down, but police used surveillance video to identify a suspect.
Davenport’s bail was set at $3,000. It’s unclear whether he has a lawyer.