A former Australian soldier accused of storming an animal shelter to retrieve his cat pleaded responsible Monday to costs from the offense, in response to native stories.
Tony Wittman, 45, wore full fight gear and was armed with a pretend assault rifle when he barged into The Misplaced Canines’ House in Melbourne Jan. 11.
A 23-year-old worker pleaded for her life as Wittman tied her up and questioned her in regards to the whereabouts of his cat, 9 News reported.
Wittman instructed the worker to depend to 100, and he left the shelter with out retrieving his cat. Police arrested him when he returned the following day, ABC reported.
Wittman reportedly instructed police he suffers from PTSD due to his navy service and “felt like he wanted to get the cat again and acted with out enthusiastic about the implications.”
He pleaded responsible Monday within the Melbourne Magistrates’ Courtroom to false imprisonment, aggravated housebreaking, legal injury, perjury, frequent regulation assault and carrying an imitation weapon, The Australian reported.
Wittman’s subsequent court docket look is scheduled for February 2022, in response to stories.
The Misplaced Canines’ House didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information’ request for remark.