Police say man put cat in washer
Police have cited a 22-year-old man who allegedly put his roommate's cat in the washing machine.
Just before 5 p.m. Sunday, Lincoln Police officers responded to a disturbance at 4722 Judson St., said Officer Katie Flood.
A 19-year-old woman told officers she confronted her roommate, Richard Andersen, after learning he had been putting her cat, Delila, in the washing machine, Flood said.
The woman told police the cat is fearful of people because of continual abuse by Andersen, Flood said.
During the confrontation, the woman grabbed Andersen's cell phone and watched a one-minute, 14-second video he allegedly had recorded of the abuse, Flood said.
The cat's owner later showed police the video, which shows a black cat in a top-loading washer consistent with the one in the residence, Flood said.
The machine is then turned on with the drum spinning, without water, Flood said. Andersen allegedly can be heard saying while laughing, "It's the spin cycle!"
Once the machine stops, Andersen allegedly says, "Kitty, come on kitty!" The cat is clearly disoriented, yet Andersen allegedly starts the machine again, Flood said.
Andersen was cited on suspicion of animal cruelty, a Class I misdemeanor, Flood said.