Cheektowaga man who skipped town after being arrested in August for marinating his own cat for a meal was returned to Buffalo late Thursday from Maryland, Buffalo police said.
Gary L. Korkuc, 52, was apprehended by Maryland authorities not long after he failed to show up Aug. 17 for a Buffalo City Court hearing in the cruelty case. The original charge has since been upgraded to a felony count of cruelty to animals, officials said.
His return was delayed because Korkuc decided to fight his extradition, law enforcement sources said Thursday.
Two Buffalo police officers left Wednesday for Maryland to pick up Korkuc, who is currently in custody in the Erie County Holding Center pending court action.
A resident of Williamstowne Court apartments in South Cheektowaga, Korkuc was arrested by Buffalo police at about 7:45 p.m. Aug. 8, after he had been stopped by Ferry-Fillmore Officers Jerry Guilian and John Poisson for running a stop sign, police said.
The officers, however, heard a cat in the trunk and found the 4-year-old cat in a cage — “marinating” in a concoction of crushed red peppers, chili pepper, salt and oil, police said.
Buffalo News: “Man accused of marinating cat is apprehended in Maryland”.
Ces atteintes à la liberté de cuisiner sont intolérables. Cela dit, il est nettement préférable de tuer le chat avant de le faire mariner (de plus, un chat mort ne miaule pas).