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Oxford man arrested after killing neighbor’s cat

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OXFORD — An Oxford man has been arrested after, annoyed, he shot and killed a cat. 

Turns out, while he thought the cat was a stray, it turned out to be his neighbor’s.

Craig Middendorf, 58, of Oxfod, lived next to his neirhbor in a duplex residence on Roosevelt Drive. Middendorf was “annoyed” at what he thought was a stray cat, so he shot and killed it in the back yard of the house  with a 22 caliber rifle.

He was arrested and charged with cruelty to animals, reckless endangerment, and unlawful discharge of a firearm.

He was released on $2,500, and is scheduled to be in court February 5th.

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