December 22, 2014

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Woman suspects teen of threatening her, killing her cat

LORAIN – After she ordered her child’s friend to leave her house last weekend, a Lorain woman found a pink rose, a threatening note and the body of her pet cat on her porch.

Robyn Holland told police she left her house on the 2200 block of Oakdale Avenue around 8 a.m. on Saturday and returned around 1 p.m. to find her pet cat beaten or strangled to death on her porch. Near the cat, Holland found a note that read “Don’t (expletive) with me,” and in smaller letters, “Sorry for your cat,” along with a pink rose.

She told police the cat was a new mother and as a result, never strayed far from her kittens. She last saw her cat at about 8 p.m. on Friday.

Holland thought that the threat might be linked to an incident that happened the night before, when she found an 18-year-old Lorain boy who knows her children in her home. Holland told police she thinks the teenager is a bad influence and asked him to leave around 6:30 p.m. on Friday.

The teenager did not go easily, however. Before he left, the man threatened Holland, saying he would burn her house and “get people to take care of her,” according to the report.

Holland told police she thinks the man and his girlfriend killed her cat and left the notes as retaliation.

Police are investigating the incident and looking for the teenage suspect.