#TheList Craig Anthony Nunn, born 12/031985, of 1 Sandy Lane, Titton, Stourport-on-Severn DY13 9PZ – used a catapult to shoot a marble at a cat’s eye, causing her to have it removed
Gypsy Nunn pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to an 11-year-old tortoiseshell cat. The cat, named Misty, had to have one eye removed after Nunn shot a marble at her as she slept on a wall in the garden of her owner’s home.
The court heard that Nunn had been cycling home just before 5am on July 13, 2013, after lamping rabbit with his brother-in-law.
When he came across Misty sleeping peacefully, he pulled the catapult from his pocket and shot a marble at her from about 10ft away.
The marble struck her and she fell from the wall.
When police checked the CCTV, they recognised unemployed Nunn and questioned him.
Prosecuting, Peter Love told the court: “He said he had had a bad experience with a cat in the past and the cat he shot looked like that cat.”
Magistrate Trevor Burgess said: “The loss of an eye for the cat would have been extremely painful and will affect it for the rest of its life.”
Nunn, who owns two dogs in the house he shares with his partner and their three children, was only disqualified from owning cats.
Sentencing: jailed for 8 weeks; disqualified from owning cats for 10 years. No order was made for court costs or compensation for Misty’s family.