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Mugshot: Man skins, eats cat, wears tail on neck?

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  • Russell Hofstad, 24, pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges
  • Police say he stabbed a cat, skinned it, and then ate it
Mugshot: Man skins, eats cat, wears tail on neck?

Russell Hofstad, a 24-year-old man accused of skinning and eating a cat, pleaded guilty to burglary and animal cruelty charges on July 25.

Authorities said Hofstad told them he hit a cat with a stick, stabbed it and then skinned it with a butter knife, KPHO reported. Police also said he was wearing the cat’s tail around his neck on a rope.

He was sentenced to two years in prison and four years probation after he serves his prison term. 

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