Nicholas Calfy, 23, faces felony charges of animal cruelty as well as drug and drug paraphernalia possession.

Nicholas Calfy, 23, faces felony charges of animal cruelty as well as drug and drug paraphernalia possession.  

MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS5) -- A man has been arrested for allegedly kicking a kitten multiple times in a Mesa parking lot.

Police say 23-year-old Nicholas Calfy of Chandler faces felony charges of animal cruelty as well as drug possession and drug paraphernalia possession.  

[READ: PDF Nicholas Calfy police report]

Police say Calfy was seen on surveillance video repeatedly kicking a 6-week-old kitten in the parking lot near Southern Avenue and Country Club Drive.

The video shows reportedly shows Calfy first taking off his shirt and then chasing the kitten around the lot.

Then, police say Calfy was seen on video cornering the tiny kitten, covering it with his shirt, then kicking it multiple times.

"He re-positioned the kitten back into the corner between each kick," and soon the "kitten was observed in a dazed condition and could no longer run or defend itself," reads the police report.

The report goes on to state that "the kitten was observed laying [sic] on the ground trembling."

Police say Calfy returned to the scene a few minutes later, but only stood there smoking a cigarette, providing no medical assistance to the obviously-injured kitten.

Staffers found the kitten the next morning, about eight hours later, in the same location. They took it to a nearby vet.

The vet said that the kitten suffered head trauma, trauma-induced blood swelling in its eye, and neurologic tremors. However, the kitten did survive and was taken in by a new family.

Police say that when Calfy was shown a photo from the surveillance video, he admitted that "it was him," but said he was "drunk at the time and did not remember a kitten."

Police say they also found meth in his backpack.

Calfy was arrested but was later released on his own recognizance.

He is due in court on June 19.


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(14) comments


Agustus Gloop

Nothing like a kitten kicking kiddie story to bond foes, that in the past, have sparred over details. Everybody united, all for one and one for all. We despise kitty kicking evil punks and we want harsh punishment to follow conviction. However, we got Daddy and Dean making distracting comments. Always trying to drive a wedge, always stirring the pot, instigators, agitators....darn near as bad as kitty kickers.

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Daddy Dummy why don’t you ask them. I’m sure you know these types of people.


kitten this time...what's next I wonder...

Wayne kenoff

Am I the only one who thought this was Eminem at first glance?

Phillup Witgas

Give him to me... Just 5 minutes... Give him to me.


I think ol' Hank had it right, when he sang about givin' a well-deserved attitude AAAdjustment. Calfy's, well, he's due...


Five years in prison.

Agustus Gloop

Humans....foul creatures.

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The "humane" society is needing money. Stories like this will get their donations up.

JF Conlon

How about chasing him around a parking lot and kicking the cr@p out of him? He might remember that.

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