Man arrested after allegedly killing cat with hunting bow, police say

A man who allegedly used a hunting bow to kill a cat was arrested Friday on suspicion of felony animal cruelty, police said.

The Oxnard Police Department was called around 3 p.m. to the 1000 block of Yarnell Place on a report of possible cruelty to an animal that previously occurred on Feb. 18, according to the department.

Officers reviewed surveillance cameras in the area that reportedly captured a suspect, identified as 37-year-old Eric Danielson of Ventura, as well as another man. Authorities said the men were using a compound hunting bow in an alley between two commercial buildings.

Danielson appears to release an arrow in the video, according to the Oxnard Police Department.

The two walk out of frame but shortly reappear with Danielson allegedly holding a dead cat that he disposes of in a nearby dumpster, police said.

Officers spoke to Danielson, who police said admitted that he shot and killed the cat. Danielson allegedly stated that he "tracked" the cat with the bow but did not intend to shoot it, the department said.

Danielson was arrested for felony animal cruelty and bailed out from the Oxnard Police Department on a $10,000 bond.