US man accused of baking, skinning pet cat

Written by PTI | Chicago | Updated: Jan 11 2014, 01:32am hrs
In a gruesome case in the US, a man has been accused of skinning and baking his pet cat because he wanted to try cooking it with onions.

Cody Alexander Mann, 28, of Minnesota who has a history of drug abuse and mental illness, was taken into custody and faces felony charges of cruelty and torture of an animal.

Mann's father contacted police after his son started making "strange comments". Additionally, the apartment manager called law enforcement to report a burning smell in Mann's apartment, according to the criminal complaint.

The responding police official entered the apartment and found Mann inside, who quickly admitted to having killed his cat and putting it in the oven so that he could eat it.

The official found the cat's body inside the oven, and also found the cat's skin and entrails inside the freezer, the CBS News reported. Mann's bathtub was filled with what appeared to be blood and loose hair as well as a steak knife.

He skinned and baked his pet cat on Monday afternoon because "he wanted to try cooking it with onions," charges state.

According to the complaint filed in Wright County, Mann observed he did not understand what the problem was.

He was taken to Monticello Hospital for a mental evaluation before being taken to jail.