Police Comment On Dead Cat Video Circulating

April 30, 2014

The police said they are aware of a video posted on social media “showing a man apparently licking and kissing a dead cat,” and said that while ”there is no apparent evidence at this stage that would suggest criminality,” they would like anyone who may have information to contact police at 234-1010.

The video, which we are not posting due to the nature of it, shows a man kneeling down licking a cat, which by the stiff nature of its body is clearly deceased.

A voice can be heard during the video encouraging the man, saying things like “Lick that thing bie, lick it, kiss it on the mouth.”

A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service is aware of a video posted on social media showing a man apparently licking and kissing a dead cat.

“Whilst there is no apparent evidence at this stage that would suggest criminality, we would like for anyone who may have any information that might help to identify those involved and the location and circumstances of the events. Please contact police at 234-1010.

“We are also liaising with our partners at the Department of Environmental Protection’s Animal Wardens on this matter. We urge members of the public that if you receive the image please destroy it and do not pass it on.”

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  1. DK says:

    WTH? Bermuda has a serious mental health issue on ours hands. Some very disgusting and disturbing stories coming out these past few years. What is wrong with people these days? That’s just sick!

    • Axcot says:

      For being such a beautiful place, Bermuda has some VERY, VERY UGLY PEOPLE!!!!

      • Terry says:

        And you live where Axcot.

        • Redo says:

          Probably right here in Bermuda with me and some VERY, VERY UGLY PEOPLE. Sadly, we live amongst some very ugly people. This is sad.

    • Truth is killin' me... says:

      Weed smoking makes you mental and psychotic!

      • Independent says:

        @ Truth is killin me

        Please shut up if you do not know what you are talking about. Sound real stupid.

        • Truth is killin' me... says:

          @ Independent… think before you speak. It’s called cannabis psychosis. I’ll school you. Read below.

          If cannabis is safe, why am I psychotic?
          The following is a short excerpt from a very long story in the January, 04 article in “The Times of London ”

          THERE WAS SOMETHING horribly fast and terribly chilling about the onset of Steve Hammond’s psychosis. His father Terry remembers feeling a shiver down his spine when, sitting in front of the television, Steve turned to him with a strange look in his eyes and said: “Why did you ring up the BBC?”

          “Of course, I told him I hadn’t,” Terry recalls. “But then Steve said: ‘Yes you did. You rang them up and told them I’m a lazy, useless b@st@rd. And they’ve been broadcasting it all day.’”

          This was the start of three years of hell for the Hammond family; three years during which Steve, a bright, handsome and popular 22-year-old, descended into madness and despair. For Terry it was the moment when he first saw the illness for himself. For Steve it was a frightening repeat of an episode a few days earlier when, with no papers to roll a joint, he ate a chunk of cannabis resin and collapsed in a nightclub toilet. “When I woke up I heard someone saying: ‘It’s OK Steve, you can get up now, you’re all right’,” he recalls. “When I looked around, there was no one there.

          “That’s when my voices started and I’ve had them ever since. I was so scared you can’t imagine. I had voices coming from everywhere – the ceiling, the floor, in my head. It was the most frightening nightmare you could imagine, except I was awake.”

          Steve is one of 210,000 people in the UK who suffer from schizophrenia, and one of a growing number who believe cannabis caused their condition. Ten years ago psychiatrists would have disagreed with him. But three weeks before the Government is due to reclassify cannabis from a Class B to a Class C drug, that view has changed dramatically. Some of Britain’s most senior psychiatrists say the drug is now the “No 1 problem” facing mental health services. Psychiatrists in inner-city areas speak of cannabis being a factor in up to 80 per cent of schizophrenia cases, and mental health specialists are bracing themselves for an increase in the problem as reclassification is misinterpreted as an assurance that the drug is safe.

          For years psychiatrists have noticed a high level of cannabis use among people with psychosis, a generic term for schizophrenia, delusional episodes, manic depression and so on. But it had always been regarded as a chicken and egg problem; sufferers tended to have behavioural problems as adolescents and were more likely to use drugs to counter their often miserable lives. But all that changed two years ago when a group of researchers had the idea of relating cannabis and psychosis to the Dunedin group, a continuing long-term study of 1,000 children – now adults – in New Zealand. They found that those who used cannabis by the age of 15 were more than three times (i.e. 300% higher) as likely to develop illnesses such as schizophrenia.

          Robin Murray, a professor at the Institute of Psychiatry and a consultant psychiatrist at the Maudsley Hospital in South London, took part in the groundbreaking research that first solved the chicken-and-egg problem. His co-authored report, published a year ago, concluded: “Although most young people use cannabis without harm, a vulnerable minority experience harmful outcomes. A tenth of the cannabis users by age 15 in our sample developed schizophreniform disorder by age 26 compared with 3 per cent of the remaining cohort. Our findings suggest that cannabis use among psychologically vulnerable adolescents should be strongly discouraged by parents, teachers, and health practitioners. Policy makers and lawmakers should concentrate on delaying onset of cannabis use.”

          In an interview with The Times, Professor Murray adds: “Unfortunately there were no experts in psychosis on the committees (the Home Affairs select committee and the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs) that advised the Government on re-classifying cannabis. That’s not a criticism – at the time, no one thought there should have been. Since then there have been at least four studies that show the use of cannabis can significantly increase the likelihood of the onset of psychosis.

          “I would say this is now the No 1 problem facing the mental health services in inner cities. In south London the incidence of psychosis has doubled since 1964. There is a terrible drain on resources. Not only are there people suffering from psychosis who would not be in in-patient beds if they were not using cannabis, but use of the drug also drastically reduces the chances of recovery. People who do improve go out on the streets, meet their old dealer, begin using the drug again and relapse. We’re not saying that the Government shouldn’t reclassify cannabis – for most people it causes no problems – but I am saying that if they’re going to do it they should warn people of the possible downside.”

          • WahYaDumb says:

            You should check out “The Union: The Business Behind Getting High”. It’s a good documentary on the subject that should clear up the bull that The Times of London has been feeding you.

            Umma make it easy for you too.. the IMDB link is right here.

          • Rasta Baby says:

            That is TOTAL BS! And your just as silly and naive to believe that! That person already had issues. Don’t try and blame marijuana! You need to go and do some more research!

        • haha says:

          @ Truth is killin me

          crack kills …

      • legit says:

        Shut up! Unless u smoke buttt ppl that smoke weed do not do sick s*** like that! Stupid comment maybe u need a spliff to snap back to reality

        • Redo says:

          Yea, cuz thats the intelligent answer to problems. Dumb azz.

      • Real talk says:

        Your an a** for that comment

      • Common Sense says:

        So now we should decide not to decriminalise marijuana because some idiot decides to kiss a dead cat! The statement from “Truth is killin’ me” makes as much sense as stating that the culprit is clearly not a god fearing Christian! This person is clearly sick but I could provide a list of dozens of people who have behaved like total idiots but have never smoked dope.

  2. Carys says:

    I am speechless.

  3. Boss Lady says:

    This is nothing new. Guys have BEEN makin people do dumbness for a rock (crack). Sad, really.

  4. nuffin but the truth says:

    Bermuda has some very very sick people
    (nothing new!!)

  5. MamaAFRICA says:

    all I can do is SMH

  6. Rich says:

    The police are right to question the public for information pertaining to this event. There has been a small but growing global phenomenon since the advent of the internet age of people fetishizing the death and destruction of animals.

    While there is nothing to suggest anything other than a group engaging in twisted, albeit non-criminal, acts towards the dead animal’s carcass, if there is any whiff of animal cruelty here, the police needs to throw the book at them. Like the rest of the developed world, Bermuda has far too much of a throwaway culture, and this applies especially to our collective treatment of animals.

  7. WHAT says:

    This makes me want to cry. What kind of people are we sharing our lives with? Despicable. I don’t have enough space here to type all the things I want to say….

  8. Terry says:

    If you don’t get it your not aware of your surroundings.

  9. daddyluv says:

    All of the crack heads video are down

  10. somuchless says:

    This is purrrr-t sick to say the least. I don’t even wana hear any more. Just gross.

  11. friend says:

    I dont see the issue..i mean ya got BIG MAN out here KILLING people your worrying about a man and a ALREADY dead cat??

    • Really ?!? says:

      They start with animals and move on to humans – that is why we worry about what people are doing to animals, and no one is sure if the cat was even dead before he started kissing and licking it, or even if the cat is dead in the video.

    • nuffin but the truth says:

      nuffin big about the scum that are killing people!

    • Terry says:

      Did he/they kill the cat ‘friend’.

  12. umjussayin says:

    I saw the video and clearly the guy is a crack head and he was doing it for a rock (crack) …. i can see if he killed the cat but the cat was already dead. Yes the video was quite disturbing and it made me gag a little but the police need to worry about bigger things…like the shooting that just happened! this is video was just neighborhood laughs

    • Redo says:

      Here’s the deal: people that get shot at are generally targeted for one reason or another…guilty of some wrong-doing or “percieved” wrong-doing. Animals ARE TOTALLY INNOCENT!!! DUN!

  13. Sigh says:

    Who cares?!!! And who said anyone killed the cat, it may have been hit by a vehicle or have died of natural causes…take a break! And if the guy wants to kiss it that’s his business. It’s weird but whatever, there are real PEOPLE issues going on on this island, let’s try and worry about those.

  14. swing voter says:

    definitely is a sub culture of weird and wonderful people on our 22 square. Go ahead and enjoy your fetish….its the criminally insane I’m worried about…does anyone remember Becky M? Does anyone care that both accused have a history of crime against humanity leading up to murder? Does anyone care that both accused are out of prison roaming our streets, neighborhoods, etc? But a fool licking and kissing a cat draws this much attention….SMDH

  15. Terry says:

    Gang initiation.
    Some mothers do feed and clothe them.

    Then of course the fathers (sperm donors) are…well yah know.

  16. ella says:

    Im a cat lover. I wanna just cry.

  17. Coffee says:

    Now .. Was he licking a two legged cat that only appeared to be dead ! Cause thats happened to many a fella before you see !

  18. Terry says:

    I love life and people.
    Your point.

  19. MilkShake says:

    sick a** H***

  20. Not Surprised says:

    This is Effing disgusting. There is something very wrong sweeping through this island.

  21. Think... says:

    I’m very concerned that a man would know he is being video recorded and would still lower himself to do such things to a dead cat for whatever reason. I’m even more concerned that there is/are persons that we know and live with that would use their power over another to get them to do such an act. Can you imagine what else that person has got others to do who are desperate enough for a fix/hit of drugs…I’m assuming the person licking the cat was needing drugs of some kind.

  22. done says:

    Well I detest cats and I still want to cry. Just sick

    • Prospero says:

      Detest them? That’s a bit much. I don’t get people who don’t like cats-they are so cute-but to each his own. Still, to say that you ‘detest’ them is really weird to me.

      As for the video, it’s scary that we have people like that walking around. Even if he didn’t kill the cat, what would he get from molesting its body…and for some freak to be egging him on? WTF?

      I don’t like cats-I LOVE them. Anyone who tries to harm my defenceless, elderly cat is in for it.

    • I Luv Cats says:

      Cats are sweet. Why detest them? That’s a mighty strong word. They probably detest you, too.

  23. Ewart says:


    It’s been written before, but just to clarify – you are an attention seeking fool. You’re not witty and you’re not smart. You post puerile drivel on almost every article. It’s so boring. Why not find something else to do with your life, rather than be an irritant troll? Shalom!

  24. Truth is killin' me... says:

    What’s the family of this person got to say about this sicko. SMH!

  25. Nuffin but ACTUAL truth says:

    Nuffin but the Truth, you clearly know nothing about reality…

    Cannabis does NOT cause psychosis. This is a pathetic MYTH that has been disproven by endless PROPER scientific studies, and in fact is RECOMMENDED AS TREATMENT FOR MOST MENTAL DISEASES BY REPUTED DOCTORS such as Sanjay Gupta. Sanjay Gupta recently admitted publically, “We have been systematically lied to about cannabis, and I helped perpetuate this.”

    Educated people know the TRUTH, but fools believe any TRASH they hear.

    Grow up! Get smart! Know some real FACTS and not bs!!!!

    • Come Correct says:

      This one time, I smoked some pot and licked a dead cat….said no one ever.

  26. Insert name here says:

    Some of these comments are killing me…

    For those of you who are not disturbed or don’t see this as a big deal, you are not looking at the bigger picture. I am an animal lover and would knock someone like this out if I could. I see this as a “gateway crime” – if they can do this to an animal, they don’t have a conscious, so what makes you think they won’t do this or worse to a human? An innocent animal does not deserve this, even if it was already dead, let it rest in peace. Animals have souls and feelings too and for someone to treat them so awfully and for others not to see anything wrong with it makes me wonder about them and the future generations of my island home.

    Food for thought. Have a nice day..

  27. cream says:

    Who cares if he wants to do it for drugs that’s his business. Go catch a killer. He made the choice so only he is in d wrong. Learn life its levels to dis s*** people lofl!!