Henry Arnibal, South Bay Man, Allegedly Likes to Consume Meth and Bobcats -- In That Order
Santa Clara County prosecutors tried to keep a straight face while telling reporters this bizarre story of 38-year-old Arnibal who admitted that he devoured a bobcat while he was high on meth. Arnibal has been charged with misdemeanor crimes, but not for skinning and eating the cat -- which is perfectly legal. Rather he was charged with killing the bobcat without a permit, according to South Bay prosecutors.
Here's what happened:
According to the Mercury News, deputies were looking for a marijuana grow when they stumbled upon Arnibal's trailer on Sleepy Valley Road in unincorporated Morgan Hill. Just a cursory investigation of the property turned up 50 roosters, gaffs, sharp hooks that are attached to roosters' legs for illegal cockfights, and a preserved carcass of a bobcat, which was hanging over a fence.
Arnibal, who was high on meth, gave deputies what he thought was a perfectly sound defense: The feline had devoured five of his roosters so he took a .22-caliber rifle and shot the cat. Then ate it until he was full.
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