Created: Thu, 05 Sep 2013 07:22:00 EST
Updated: Thu, 05 Sep 2013 10:13:51 EST
CHARLOTTE, N.C.--A deadly prank and an innocent victim. Burton Pinckney described the final moments of a kitten's life that brought his day to a halt. "Your first reaction is shock.Your second reaction is just a lot of anger," said the Charlotte Dolphins Day Organizer.
Pinckney says it happens at a Dolphins Day demonstration he organized at the intersection of Trade and Tryon Streets in Uptown last Sunday. He was hoping to raise awareness of the start of the dolphin drive season in Japan and the mass slaughter of the marine mammal for profit.
"It wasn't a coincidence that he showed up at this intersection while we were doing this and did this in the middle of Downtown Charlotte," said Pinckney.
Pinckney now hopes CMPD will track down this silver or pearl colored newer model Hyundai Sonata with tinited windows. He's worried the driver will strike again. "When something like that happens...it hits hard and really just takes the wind out of your sails," said Pinckney.
Police do not have a good description of the suspect. They say they interviewed nine witnesses.
They couldn't confirm the race or gender of the person who tossed the kitten.
If you know who's responsible, police want you to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.