Cat food thief states her case

Cat food thief states her case

Quebec City (Quebec) 04 September, 2014 – It all started back in February of last year when a cat owner was upset that one of her neighbours was leaving food outside for stray cats and /or any other small beast that wanted it.

She discovered that her cats were going to the neighbourhood’s “cat snack-bar” as she called it in court, to fill up on food that was offered free of charge on a 24 hour basis.

The man leaving the food for stray cats is a lawyer by the name of Bernard Corbeil, obviously a cat-lover, who simply left food out for any cat that wanted it. Unfortunately it also attracted skunks and other small animals which took advantage of the easy-to-come-by food, but that’s a whole different story. When M. Corbeil started noticing that his cat food was disappearing, he managed to detect that a certain neighbour was taking it away claiming that the food was not of good quality and that her cats were getting sick from eating it.

He undertook it upon himself to make a citizen’s arrest and manhandled the lady in a fashion, according to her, that was brutal and inappropriate. When M. Corbeil caught the lady in question he threw her on the ground and attached her legs and arms with some tie wraps which he had prepared for the apprehension. He then called 911 to have her arrested.

The lady has taken M. Corbeil to court on the grounds of assault causing bodily harm stating that he hurt her when he pushed her head to the ground and that those tie wraps were too tight causing bruises. The police officer, who answered the 911 call when called to testify, claimed that it was difficult to cut the tie wraps because they were so tight.

M.Corbeil is defending himself on the case and is trying to discredit the woman’s testimony.

As for the stray cats, we’re not sure if they are still being fed or if they will have to wait for the court case to be resolved before their “snack-bar” can be reopened.


Life in Québec staff writer

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