CHICAGO — When police went to arrest Miguel Vazquez in the stabbing of an ex-girlfriend's cat, the Albany Park man said he had been drunk and apologized, officers said.
Vazquez, of the 4500 block of North Kimball Avenue, appeared in court Friday on charges of aggravated cruelty to an animal, aggravated battery and burglary of a residence. All are felonies.
A judge set his bond at $250,000.
Vazquez, 22, is accused of breaking into his ex's home in the 4200 block of North Kenmore Avenue on Monday. There, he allegedly smashed a flat screen television and computer and "slashed the cat with a knife," prosecutors said Friday.
As he left, Vazquez encountered the target of his rage returning to the home with friends, according to court records. He attacked a 25-year-old man with a metal bike lock, knocking him unconscious and then yelled that he "left a surprise for her upstairs" as he left.
The year-old cat suffered lacerations to its stomach and hind quarters, but survived, according to court records.
The 25-year-old man suffered a laceration to the head, police said. He was taken to Thorek Hospital where he was treated for his injuries.