DOCUMENT: Animals, Crime

Cops: Ex-Con Used Cat To Clobber Man

Woman faces felony charge over attack

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MARCH 2--An ex-con is back behind bars after she allegedly struck her male roommate in the face with the pair’s cat, according to an arrest report.

Police say that Wendi Hird, 56, and the 73-year-old victim were involved in a “verbal argument” late Sunday evening in their Largo, Florida home when the dispute turned violent.

Hird, cops say, “took their cat and threw it on the victim’s face, causing the cat to scratch the victim’s face.” Hird then followed up the feline attack by striking the man in the face.

An arrest affidavit does not reveal the cat’s age or weight.

The victim suffered minor injuries during the incident, for which Hird was arrested for domestic battery on a person over the age of 65, a felony. Hird, seen at right, is being held in the county jail in lieu of $4000 bond, and has been ordered by a judge to have no contact with the victim.

Hird’s rap sheet includes an assortment of convictions for crimes like theft, battery, drunk driving, possession of drug paraphernalia, prostitution, and probation violation. Following a 2005 conviction for battery on a law enforcement officer, Hird spent nearly five years in state prison. She had previously served a year in prison for escaping from police custody.

In 2018, Hird was arrested for allegedly battering the same man who is identified as the victim in her new case. Prosecutors, however, subsequently declined to pursue a felony charge against Hird. The victim is described in 2018 court records as a platonic roommate of Hird’s who previously had been a romantic partner. (1 page)