Thursday, August 24, 2006


In Pennsylvania, that could be considered harassment. The Associated Press reports:
Jeannette police charged a 14-year-old boy for "meowing" whenever he sees his neighbor, 78-year-old Alexandria Carasia.

The boy's family and Carasia do not get along. The boy's mother said the family got rid of their cat after Carasia complained to police that it used her flower garden as a litter box.

The boy testified Tuesday that he only meowed at the woman twice. Carasia testified, "Every time he sees me, he meows."

The boy's defense attorney, David Martin Jr., argued that the charge (misdemeanor harassment) should be dismissed.

"This should never have been filed," Martin said. "This is not something that police should be wasting their time with or wasting the court's time."

Jeannette District Judge Joseph DeMarchis decided to wait 90 days before ruling. DeMarchis said his decision will be based on how the boy and his neighbor get along in the meantime.


Anonymous said...

Crap!!! That means PETA will be coming after my 5-year old. She charges out into the yard and barks at the cats who hang out under our bird feeder and at the squirrels who eat our bird feed.

admin said...

My neighbors cats use my yard for the same. And their four Aikida dogs bark crazy Hell whenever anyone is in the backyard.

But do I call the police? No. Who wants to start a neighbor war over a cat? Besides the dogs have started to die off and get old and they don't come out as much anymore.

Is it really worth it? I suppose the old lady is supportive of the Iraq war too.

Anonymous said...

The kid shouldn't act like such a pussy.

Anonymous said...

All right meow, who really meows how many times that boy really meowed at the old lady? Anymeow...

Anonymous said...

Alright meow, Who really meows how many times the boy meowed at the lady anymeow?