Man allegedly watches as his pit bull mauls stray cat in Newport News

Johnell Richard Neal

Johnell Richard Neal

A 37-year-old Newport News man was arrested Saturday night after he allegedly let his pit bull maul a stray cat.

Police say surveillance video shows Johnell Richard Neal allowing his pit bull mauling the cat near 25th Street while Neal held the dog on a chain.

The attack lasted for several minutes and Neal did not make any attempts to stop the dog or rescue the cat.

After the cat was killed, Neal walked away from the scene.

He was arrested shortly afterwards on 25th Street and Chestnut Avenue and is being charged with animal cruelty.

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