Santa Maria, CA — Look at that mug, people. Does that look like the face of crazy? The kind of crazy that would break into your home, steal your shit and kill your cat after a breakup? Meet 43-year-old Nellie Palacios — from what police are saying, yes, she is that kind of crazy.
According to police, on the afternoon of January 2, Palacios, accompanied by her new boyfriend, entered her ex-boyfriend’s home and started grabbing paintings from the walls and stashed ‘em in her car. She also apparently choked the man’s cat a bit before stabbing it with a kitchen knife.
The new boyfriend, who apparently believed he was at a home of one of the woman’s cousins, called police to report the woman’s erratic behavior. I’m assuming he got a little wigged out once the stabbing commenced….
When police arrived on scene, the new boyfriend informed them he had primarily been outside while Palacios was robbing the place, but did admit to seeing Palacios stab the cat and stash the body in an igloo type doghouse in the yard. The knife used in the alleged attack was found underneath the dog house.
Palacio told police she stabbed the cat in self defense after it attacked her. I’m guessing cats don’t particularly like being choked, and will fight a bitch for some air.
Several paintings and other items from the home were found in her car. After being treated for wounds suffered during the tussle with the kitty, Palacio was booked on charges of animal cruelty and burglary.
Pssst, new boyfriend….. run. Run fast and run far.