Summerville teen arrested after filming himself tossing cats, police say

Deonta Weaver, 18, of Summerville faces a charge of animal cruelty after police say he filmed himself throwing cats.

A Summerville High School student's bright idea to film himself throwing cats and post it on social media landed him in jail.

Deonta M. Weaver, 18, of Moss Pond Lane in Summerville was arrested Tuesday on a charge of animal cruelty.

The videos were reported to the Charleston Animal Society, who reported them to Mount Pleasant police, where the incident occurred, according to the police report.

The videos show Weaver luring a black and white cat near and then throwing it about 30 feet, according to the incident report. Then the same thing happens to a brown and white cat.

The videos were posted on Instagram, Facebook and Vine, according to the report.

An officer talked with Weaver at the school Jan. 8, according to the report. Weaver told the officer he was visiting relatives in Mount Pleasant Sept. 7 and he and a cousin took walk. That's when he decided to film himself throwing cats, according to the report.

Weaver told the officer his mother warned him he could get in trouble and he took down the videos the same day they were posted. But things spread fast on social media, and it was too late. The officer explained that Weaver would be charged, and he went back to class.

Weaver, accompanied by his mother, surrendered Tuesday morning and was booked into the Charleston County jail. He was released on $2,130 bail, pending an appearance in Mount Pleasant Municipal Court.

Reach Dave Munday at 937-5553.

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