On Thursday, Feb. 3, at 12:25 p.m. officers were called to a residence located in the 2000 block of Cloverfield Boulevard in response to a complaint of threats. When they arrived, the officers spoke with the victim, a woman, who explained to them what had happened.
Apparently, her neighbor had exited his apartment and began complaining about the victim’s cat, to which the neighbor responded by eventually coming outside from her own apartment. The neighbor had then berated the victim about the wait that he had had to endure before she had actually arrived outside. The victim then grabbed her cat and returned to the safe confines of her own apartment. The neighbor then approached the victim’s kitchen window, opened it, and informed the victim that he intended to kill her and her entire family (sparing the life of the cat, perhaps?). The victim then decided that it was time to call the police.
The officers then spoke with the neighbor, an apparent ailurophobe, and questioned him about the cats, the woman, her family, and his desire to kill. His response was to “plead the fifth.” The officers’ response to that was to arrest this 52-year-old resident of Santa Monica, and charge him with criminal threats. His bail was set at $50,000.