Man Accused of Kidnapping and Torturing Cat on Social Media Must be Severely Punished

Target: Michael E. McMahon, District Attorney, Richardson County, New York

Goal: Seek the maximum possible penalty for man accused of torturing a neighbor’s cat and posting it to social media.

A man is facing animal cruelty charges after allegedly torturing a cat on Facebook Live. Tyrike Richardson, a 21-year-old from New York City, has been charged with aggravated cruelty to an animal and torturing and starving an animal. The cat in question, a 2-year-old white cat named Chester, was allegedly stolen from a neighbor. Even the DeBlasio administration spoke out against the violence, calling it “incredibly disturbing.”

The live feed was found by NYPD’s Gang Squad. They saw the cat being struck with a wooden chair. Later in the video, the cat was seen laying motionless while being poked and beaten with a broom handle. The man in the video was also seen taunting the cat with a knife.

Fortunately the cat survived and was found in a garbage can by police. “It was frail and weak,” said the detective who found tortured cat barely alive.

After the cat was rescued, a veterinary examination revealed multiple blunt force trauma injuries, including rib fractures and lung, liver, and kidney injuries.

Fortunately, the cat was rescued before it was killed. Chester is now in the care of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), where he will require intensive rehabilitation before eventually being placed in a home.

This type of shocking and deliberate cruelty is unacceptable. Anyone who can do this to an innocent animal is dangerous, and could be capable of escalating the violence to humans in the future. Sign the petition below to demand that the person responsible is punished to the fullest extent of the law.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. McMahon,

A man is facing animal cruelty charges after allegedly torturing his neighbor’s cat and posting it to social media. Tyrike Richardson, a 21-year-old from New York City, has been charged with aggravated cruelty to an animal for allegedly dropping a wooden chair on a 2-year-old white cat named Chester. Rishardson was also apparently seen beating Chester with a broom handle and taunting him with a knife.

Anyone capable of this type of cruelty could be at high risk of hurting more animals in the future or even escalating the violence toward humans. We, the undersigned, ask you to make an example out of the person responsible by seeking the maximum possible penalty under the law.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Staten Island Advance

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260 Comments

  1. Facebook claims his profile doesn’t violate community standards. Everyone report tyrike richardson’s 2 profiles. This is outrageous.

    • Tabb Jones says:

      OMG on one of his pages there is a video of mice being boiled alive! Sorry, twisted evil b*stard. Reported both pages.

  2. Donna Harrison says:

    I would like to be considered to adopt Chester…this is horrible. Such an evil person..😢

  3. Il faut le massacrer l’ordure , la loi du talion

  4. Thank you to the ASPCA & Rescuers for curing this innocent & vulnerable Chester the cat — as for the idiot-monster 21-yr-old Richardson guy, let’s lock him up & have him undergo a psyche evaluation — clearly, he’s a danger to society — CRIMES AGAINST ANIMALS MUST BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY — We must ensure that these monsters stay away from animals – their depraved negligence not taking into consideration the torturous suffering inflicted on this vulnerable cat is telling of an unconscionable, cruel, irrational & merciless human — PUNISHMENT & PENALTIES MUST BE SEVERE!! — We do NOT want repeats of these crimes!

  5. OMG………………This guy is a evil,vile,sadistic monster and must be treated as such. PUT HIM WHERE HER BELONG IN JAIL FOR A YEAR OR SO, BAN HIM FROM EVER HAVING OR BEING AROUND ANIMALS, FINE HIM A HUGE AMOUNT PLUS ALL THE CHESTER’S VETS BILLS AND DEMAND THIS SICKO GET PSYCHIATRIC HELP AS HE IS MORE THAN EVIL.

    ATTENTION AUTHORITIES;
    FBI studies shoe that animal abusers those who abuse,torture and kill animals move on to doing the same to humans. STOP THIS MONSTER NOW OR U WILL SEE HIS NAME AGAIN WHEN HE KILLS A HUMAN.

    Best Wishes Chester and may you recover completely and find a new wonderful and loving home ………..you sure deserve it after this horrific attack by this monster!!
    ATTENTION NEIGHBORS…. of this monster keep your kids and animals close by…..u never know what monsters will do!!

  6. Look, you stupid law ‘enforcement’ officials, this monstrous guy needs to be KILLED! There’s no rehab or “fixing” such evil beasts. KILL HIM OFF! There’s nothing more to say!

  7. Kill this bastard

  8. Carolyn Ecton says:

    I thought we lived in a civilized country. What is wrong with this person? I wish I could boil him… I would start with his tiny pee pee while he watched.

  9. Denise Devereux says:

    We all know the Law will do little and until they do we must deal with atrocities ourselves. Next Serial Killer in Training. World Research states start with abuse, torture and murder of animals and then move on to Humans. Children first as like animals they cannot fight back. Next could be your child or grandchild. Think about it. Check out famous serial killers read their profiles and how they started because no-one put a stop to it early.
    Perpetrator Satan is coming for you where you will burn in a sea of fire, receive no mercy and your pain will be constant.

  10. Alison Pope says:

    Do you feel like a fuckin tough guy Tyrike Richardson picking on a weak and dying animal.i hope u get poked with a broom handle when you go to prison and it fuckin hurts you piece of fuckin scum..This scum should never be released if this is how he gets his thrills..MOTHERFUCKER..

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