A cat-kicking creep was busted by cops Monday after he was caught on video heartlessly booting a trusting stray — sending the animal spinning through the air before it landed behind a bush some 20 feet away.
Andre Robinson, 21, lured the cat closer to him by holding his hand out, like he wanted to feed the feline. But then he attacked it as an NFL placekicker does a ball — and celebrated as if he had made a game-winning kick. The video shows him bouncing gleefully from foot to foot in a depraved parody of an athlete’s victory dance.
With shouts of laughter from his posse, Robinson, sporting flashy red-and-white sneakers, a gray baseball cap and red sweatshirt, broke into a twisted, open-mouthed grin.
His stomach-turning display of cruelty included him waving his hands in the air as he swaggered for the camera, cackling madly while holding what appeared to be a cigarette in his left hand.
Video of the vicious attack on Friday was posted on Facebook and circulated for days before police saw it Monday, identified the location in Bedford-Stuyvesant and then Robinson himself, and tracked him down.
Dozens of people had written angry comments on Facebook and shared the video online in hopes someone would recognize the sicko. “This is NEVER okay to do. Please share; hopefully somebody will recognize this fool,” wrote one disgusted Facebook commenter.
An online petition included more than 2,000 signatures.
Following his arrest, Robinson’s mother, Mary Kirby, 48, defended her son and tried to explain away his actions. “He had to be high on something. It’s very out of his character,” she told the Daily News. “He had to be high to do what he did. This isn’t him.
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