WEST JORDAN — A man who investigators say took out his frustrations over bad school grades on his cat, killing the animal, was arrested Sunday and booked into jail.
Daniel Arakaki, 19, is charged in 3rd District Court with torture of a companion animal, a third-degree felony.
In November 2011, Arakaki called 911 "and reported that he had killed his cat and needed police to come and remove it," the charges state. The responding officer said Arakaki told him that he was "upset over his poor grades and had been abusing his cat by punching it in the back and neck until it died."
Arakaki was charged in January and an arrest warrant issued. Officers didn't pick him up, however, until Sunday. There was no immediate explanation Tuesday why it took so long to arrest him.
On Friday, Arakaki was also charged with misdemeanor assault for a case out of West Jordan. The incident happened on July 7 and included domestic violence, according to court records.