METAIRIE, LA – Vincent Caracci has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges after the 21-year-old was accused of squeezing a hamster to death in a Lakeside Shopping Center pet store.
According to the arrest report, a clerk at Lakeside Pets told police that Caracci came into the store on March 27 and was acting like an idiot. He “began messing with the animals” and was “handling them rather roughly.”
When the clerk told Caracci to quick acting like a psycho and leave the animals alone, he picked up a hamster with his right hand and squeezed the animal “until it made a loud squeaking noise and stop [sic] breathing.” When she asked Caracci what in the hell did he just do, “he said nothing but stared at (her) with a mean disposition.”
Caracci was already on probation after pleading guilty to possessing synthetic marijuana in May, but his probation was revoked after he was arrested for killing the hamster. He was subsequently sentenced to six months in jail last month.
On Monday Caracci pleaded guilty to aggravated cruelty to animals and was sentenced to two years’ probation and must perform 80 hours of community service. He must also undergo psychological evaluation at his own expense, and he’s barred from owning pets while on probation.
If he satisfies the terms of his probation, his conviction may be expunged from his criminal record. That’s also around the time I will probably receive threats of legal action if I do not remove this article. But I ain’t holdin’ my breath. I doubt the weird little fucker can keep his nose clean that long.Tags: Animal Cruelty, Drugs, hamster, Louisiana, Vincent Caracci