Lehigh Acres man arrested for tossing kittens from moving car

FOX 4 Staff

Juan Gabriel Rangel

Lehigh Acres man arrested for tossing kittens from moving car

CREATED Jul. 9, 2013

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - A Lehigh Acres man is charged with animal cruelty for tossing two kittens from his car Monday.

A witness says he saw a man in a black Kia toss a kitten from his car as he drove along SR 82 near Sunshine Boulevard.  He saw a second kitten tossed at SR 82 and Daniels Parkway.

After the call came into the Lee County Sheriff's Office a deputy spotted the suspect vehicle and pulled the driver over and started asking questions of 37-year-old Juan Gabriel Rangel.

Rangel initially denied having any cats or kittens but the deputy spotted paw prints across the suspects's vehicle.

Eventually the witness arrived at the scene with one of the kittens he had rescued from the roadway. 

Rangel was eventually taken into custody and charged.

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