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St. Louis man allegedly killed kitten after being told the animal wouldn't be allowed on the metro

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A 23-year-old man from St. Louis, Mo. is facing an animal cruelty charge after allegedly killing a kitten on a metro platform in Belleville, Ill. on Friday. He allegedly threw the kitten on the ground and then killed it after being told he couldn’t board the train with the animal.

Decalos Edwards Johnson-Foston showed up at the Belleville Station MetroLink in Ill. with a kitten on his shoulders. When a security officer told him the animal wouldn’t be allowed on the train, Johnson-Foston allegedly threw the kitten to the ground, injuring it, then stomped on its head, killing it, and walked away.

"Actions like this are so senseless, it is hard to comprehend at times. If you cannot or will not take care of an animal, please take it to the nearest shelter for proper care," said St. Clair County Sheriff's Capt. Bruce Fleshren.  

After killing the kitten, Johnson-Foston boarded a bus, according to police records.

Johnson-Foston was taken into custody before he could get off the bus. According to police, the suspect had also taken money out of another bus rider’s wallet.

Johnson-Foston was charged with aggravated cruelty to animals. He is currently in custody on a $75,000 bond.

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