But even if he isn't good for the Nov. 8 shooting with which he's charged, Stevenson is a cat killer. The Houston Chronicle reports that Stevenson admits to shooting two dozen cats on his property.
He also insists he does not hate cats. From the story:
"It has come across in articles that I hate cats and that's just not true," Stevenson said in an interview at his home today. "I actually like cats in the house. I have friends I visit and I play with their cats in my lap."
But the Nov. 8 shooting happened this way, according to the Chronicle:
Stevenson was arrested last week after a toll booth worker at the San Luis Pass Bridge said he heard two shots and saw Stevenson driving away in a white van.
The bridge employee, John Newland, said he and other toll-takers feed the cats that gather around the bridge and consider them pets. Newland said he found the cat, which already had a limp from an earlier shooting, dead after he heard shots.
Police arrested Stevenson several miles from the bridge as he drove toward his home.
Stevenson loves his birds. Understood. But how'd you like to have an outdoor cat and be this guy's neighbor?