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Waynesboro woman faces charges in alleged cat throwing incident

November 06, 2007

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - An aggravated assault charge has been filed against a Waynesboro woman who police have accused of throwing her cat at a dog warden.

Waynesboro police allege Aimee Thorsen, of 604 Clayton Ave., threw the cat in the passenger's side window of the vehicle operated by Pennsylvania Dog Law Enforcement Officer Georgia Martin on Oct. 22.

The cat's rabies vaccination history was being investigated because it bit someone the day before, Police Chief Ray Shultz said.

Thorsen reportedly became upset when Martin said the cat would have to be quarantined, he said.

After throwing the cat into the vehicle, Thorsen did remove it and take the feline to Antietam Humane Society for the quarantine, Shultz said.

Police also have charged Thorsen with disorderly conduct and simple assault.

The aggravated assault charge comes from an "attempt to cause bodily injury" with a cat known to bite, Shultz said.

A spokeswoman for Magisterial District Judge Larry Pentz's office said she had received charges from police and citations from Martin.

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They will be combined into one case, she said Monday.

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