Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Arrest Made After FFA Steer Severely Burned

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Seven months after an FFA student's steer was doused with lighter fluid and set on fire, police have made an arrest in the animal cruelty case.

According to the Paso Robles Daily News, 

“On Friday at about 7 p.m., police officers contacted suspect Garrett Evan Kaplan, 23, in the 1100 block of Dorothy St. and placed him under arrest for the outstanding felony warrant without incident. Kaplan was later transported to San Luis Obispo County Jail and booked into custody on the warrant.”

The animal suffered severe burns but did survive.  It was being kept on-campus at a California high school when the incident occurred.  The student reportedly plans to still show the animal at their fair this fall.

CLICK HERE to see photos of Kaplan and the FFA steer.

 

 

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