Teen charged with mutilating cat in Kansas City-area Arby’s bathroom

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Tanner Maggard mugshot courtesy of WDAF Tanner Maggard mugshot courtesy of WDAF

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A 19-year-old is facing animal abuse and property damage charges after authorities say he mutilated a cat in the bathroom of an Arby's in suburban Kansas City. 

Tanner Maggard is charged with second-degree animal abuse and second-degree property damage. WDAF cited court documents in reporting that Maggard is a former employee of the Arby's in northern Lee's Summit. The documents say he was fired in June for setting fires. 

Court documents say Maggard used to work at the Arby's just off Highway 291 and N.E. Tudor Road before he was fired for "setting fires" at the restaurant in June.

Maggard is accused of going to the Arby's on Saturday, mutilating and decapitating a cat in the bathroom and then leaving through a bathroom door that was propped open. 

The manager found the cat's body on a changing table. 

Court documents say Maggard was outside in his truck, allegedly waiting to see the manager's reaction, and then took off. 

The Arby's purchased a new changing station, a new toilet and repaint walls in the bathroom.

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