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Cat Set On Fire, Tossed Off School Roof

March 18th, 2005, 01:52 PM
ARVADA, Colo. -- Two men have been arrested, accused of setting fire to a cat and tossing it off the roof of Arvada West High School.

Police say 22-year-old Christopher Wilbur and 18-year-old Joshua Klohr set a gray cat on fire and then tossed it off the school roof Wednesday night. Officers spotted the two men on the roof of Arvada West High School just before 11 p.m.

By the time officers reached the cat, it was already dead, Arvada police spokeswoman Susan Medina said.

Police still don't know who owned the cat, described as a neutered, short-haired gray tabby with black stripes. The male cat was less than 3 years old.

Wilbur and Klohr have been released from jail pending the filing of formal charges. They face charges including arson and cruelty to an animal.

Anyone with information about the crime, or the cat's owner, is being asked to call Arvada police at (720) 898-6721.