Police: Man arrested for kicking cat in viral video

- Atlanta Police said they have arrested a 22-year-old man who investigators believe was captured on video violently kicking a cat across a parking lot. The cat was seen flying in the air and landing on its back as others cheer on the man.

Police said Jamari Davenport turned himself in on Wednesday. He was charged with misdemeanor cruelty to animals.

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In the video from early July, a man could only be seen from the waist down performing the act. Police later found surveillance video investigators said clearly shows the face of the man for whom they were looking.

Police said they believe the violent act was done for entertainment purposes citing the fact the video was slowed down before it was posted to social media.

A security guard who works at the gas station said the little orange cat with the white belly always followed him around but hasn't been seen since she was hurt. Officials are still looking for the cat to assess its injuries.

Police said Davenport was arrested after an anonymous tipster contacted Crime Stoppers.

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