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Struthers man charged with shooting at cat

Published: Fri, July 25, 2014 @ 8:47 p.m.

STRUTHERS — A 57-year-old Park Avenue man faces a felony charge of improperly discharging a firearm into a habitation for opening fire on his cat, shooting bullets through the walls of his home and those of a nearby residence.

Mark Cook, 57, was arraigned today in Struthers Municipal Court. His bond was set at $15,000, 10 percent cash or surety.

Detective Jeff Lewis of the Struthers Police Department said officers were called to the neighboring home shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday, after the occupants said their home had received gunshot damage.

Police questioned Cook about the incident, and he eventually admitted shooting at the cat, saying he got mad when the feline climbed on a bed and began clawing at the bedclothes.

Police said the cat was not hit. Cook told police he shot at the animal to scare it.

Police also removed more than 30 weapons from his house.


1Roger_Thornhill(1052 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

So where is the cat now so this a-hole doesn't hurt it?

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2topper11(681 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

Sounds like one of those good old country boys with a gun(an NRA good guy with a gun) . 30 weapons and he still missed inside the house, shooting at a cat on the bed . HOW big was this bed room ??? A100 yards across ? Did he have a NRA card on him ??? Bet it was a life time Gold card .

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3DACOUNTRYBOY(1043 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

This boy was just expressing himself city style. Now that his guns have been confiscated and his liberty taken away he will need psychiatric counseling for many years to restore his self esteem. Without Obamacare he would have no future.

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4topper11(681 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

Just a good old county boy . The ones in the city chase cats with guns and the ones in the County hump sheep
Guess who the DACOUNTRYBOY is ??His sheep will need the ACA . that's Obama care to the uneducated .

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5JoeFromHubbard(1742 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

Wow ! Bullet holes in his own walls plus the neighbors?

In the Army they always taught us to be sure of the area behind your target.

Real smart shooting. I'll bet the pussy cat is laughing at him.

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6DSquared(1757 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

Sorry, He's NOT a country boy. Struthers is an urban city with pretty much ALL democrats who vote for ODumbo, Ryan and the rest of the socialists, who's goal is to make every one of the sheeple, wards of the state!

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7excel(1166 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

Disarming the deranged is a step in the right direction. Those with compromised mental abilities are limited as to what damage they can cause when disarmed. Guns in the city affect more than just the intended target. This case has shown that the police are our best protection. The guns have been removed and the criminal is behind bars. Let's get all of the guns off the streets!

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8DACOUNTRYBOY(1043 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

topper11 is just a good old city boy. He has shown us all what is on his mind. He assumes others row in the direction he does.

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