A man from Stoneboro, Pennsylvania, was charged with animal cruelty for cutting off a kitten’s tail.

According to a copy of the court documents released Tuesday, police responded to 46-year-old Brian Keith Myers’ apartment in July for an unrelated incident involving him. During questioning, a neighbor arrived at his apartment holding a three-month-old kitten.

The neighbor informed the officers that Myers had moved into the apartment eight months ago and since then, several cats living behind the complex were found dead with injuries including broken bones. The neighbor added that the felines seemed to be suffocated to death and their ears burnt off.

The neighbor told the officers that a few days back he heard a loud cry and rushed outside his apartment only to find the accused with the kitten he was holding. He then noticed that the kitten didn’t have a tail. When confronted, Myers said “Oh, I’m watching my cat die.” He then told the neighbor that he cut off the feline’s tail because it had a hole. Myers admitted to cutting off the kitten’s tail before the officers.

Myers appeared in court last week and was charged with aggravated cruelty to animals by causing serious bodily injury or death, a third-degree felony. He was later released on bond. He was scheduled to appear in court again in November.

The incident comes days after a teen in New Orleans, Louisiana, was charged with animal cruelty for fatally shooting a cat with a pellet gun. The cat’s owner said the 16-year-old teen shot the feline six times following which she rushed it to a nearby animal hospital where it succumbed to injuries. She then filed a police complaint. The teen was arrested and booked into the Juvenile Justice Center.

In this image, a cat lounges next to a window at The Cat House on the Kings in Parlier, California, Aug. 25, 2017. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images