Don't let your kids or your cats read over your shoulder on this one:
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A man surrendered Thursday to face allegations he forced his 7-year-old daughter to kill the family cat by holding a knife in her hand and making her stab the feline.
Danield J. Collins, 39, was taken to the Delaware County Jail, where he was being held on one count each of animal cruelty and battery and two counts of neglect of a dependent.
An affidavit filed Thursday in Delaware County alleges Collins told his 11-year-old son and daughter he wanted them to "learn how to kill" and ordered them to kill the family's pet cat.
Detective Jami Brown of the Muncie Police Department said the killing of the cat, an 8-month-old tuxedo type-cat named Boots, was particularly troubling because Collins allegedly tried to force his children to kill the animal.
Learn how to kill by doing in the family cat. Sorry, Dutch and Maggie, there really are humans like that. Anybody got a problem with an "and throw away the key" scenario?