BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) - A Bossier City man says his home surveillance helped him crack a case of cat cruelty.
The man says for years his cats went missing from his backyard, some even turned up dead. Randy Hamilton says he had no idea what was going on but due to his videotaped evidence, on Wednesday a person was found guilty for cruelty.
Hamilton says he watched with his own eyes as an unwelcomed man hurried across his backyard.
"I walked out from around the corner, and I saw him running through the yard with a bag, in his hand, he went behind the tree put something in the bag, you could tell it was heavy," recalled Hamilton.
Hamilton claims he would see the man climbing over the fence, and the footage supported his claims.
"He went through the gate coming out, but he jumped the gate coming in, and then we never saw that cat again," said Hamilton.
Hamilton believes the man seen on the video lured the cats over to kill them.
Larry Negard, 68, can be seen using a water hose to clean up, washing blood off the fence.
"We've had one come back that got shot. We're thinking who would have done it, maybe a kid, I wouldn't think an adult especially an older man," said Hamilton.
Negard pleaded not guilty, but the video evidence showed otherwise.
"It was disturbing to think that it was a neighbor, knowing the cats are my cats, they are all adopted, and rescue cats," added Hamilton.
Rescued cats that Hamilton feels will never have to watch their back again.
"Eight cats in total disappeared. Just one day they were here the next they are gone."
With Negard now behind bars, Hamilton believes his feline friends are safe from harm.
Negard was sentenced to 6 months in prison, but will only have to serve 10 days.