MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (WFOR) — Miami Beach Police arrested a hotel clerk they say shot an arrow at the head of a stray cat.
Wednesday morning police said they arrested and charged 36-year-old Georgios Lollias, with Animal Cruelty and Tampering with Evidence.
His arrest stems from an investigation that started back in April after a cat that resided in and around The Franklin Hotel on Collins Avenue was struck twice with a crossbow.
The cat, named Strushie, suffered irreparable injuries and was euthanized by a veterinarian.
Police say the cat lived in the area for years — that he was actually born there and cared for by the previous owner of the hotel. According to investigators — they were able to get evidence by getting the hotel surveillance video. Getting that video is also part of the investigation.
The idea of a cat being killed after being shot by arrows has many in the area stunned.
A nearby resident, Aaron Pope, reacted saying, “That is terrible. We’re south Florida. There’s cats everywhere. We take care of them, we take care of our cats here.”