This is beyond gross:
An Oildale man is behind bars, accused of killing and eating cats. One report from a neighbor even has him skinning a cat alive. Eyewitness News has learned that 36-year-old Jason Wilmert was arrested on two counts. A check of the Kern County Superior Court website shows one count of cruelty to animals. He also faces one charge of “animals commonly kept as pets or companions; use as food.”
Neighbors reacted Monday, saying they heard suspicious noises at Wilmert’s home, and one woman reportedly saw Wilmert’s alleged actions. “The lady right here saw him holding a tail, skinning it. It is still alive,” neighbor Joe Nuno said. He pointed to the house on Wilson Avenue next to where neighbors say Wilmert lives.
Nuno lives two doors down. He said it was a couple weeks ago that he heard a horrible noise at Wilmert’s home. “I heard a cat cry really, really loud,” Nuno said. “And I came outside, because I’m an animal lover.”
Nuno said he looked into Wilmert’s backyard, and he believes he saw a fire going. “He’s cooking. He’s got a little burner going,” Nuno said. And it smelled horrible, like “awful meat.”
But it was the woman right next door who apparently gave Kern County Sheriff’s deputies more information. Nuno said he heard about that, when the officer came and asked what he’d seen. “The cop said, ‘Well, you know what, there’s some strange things in that house. And yeah, he’s eating animals.'” Nuno recalled.