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Dispute over cat feces results in assault charge 0

Galen Eagle, QMI Agency
A spayed female two-month-old domestic short-hair mix cat, up for adoption at the Winnipeg Humane Society, Oct. 13, 2011. (QMI Agency/Jason Halstead)

A spayed female two-month-old domestic short-hair mix cat, up for adoption at the Winnipeg Humane Society, Oct. 13, 2011. (QMI Agency/Jason Halstead)

A woman pleaded guilty to assault after the origin of some cat feces caused a quarrel between neighbours.

A woman had been cleaning up cat poo outside her door, and she accused neighbour, 27-year-old Kristine Thomas, of being responsible for the waste, Crown attorney Kelly Eberhard said in court Tuesday.

Thomas responded to the accusation by spraying the woman in the face with a spray bottle she was holding.

The victim complained of a burning sensation and was taken to the hospital in an ambulance.

Defence lawyer Nathan Baker said the bottle only contained water because his client was watering her plants at the time of the assault.

Police charged Thomas with assault with a weapon but she pleaded guilty to a single assault charge Tuesday.

Justice Rhys Morgan gave Thomas an absolute discharge and placed her on a peace bond to remain away from the victim.


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