Police: Ga. suspects cut tree, dragged it, killed cat

Friday, June 10, 2011 8:04 AM
Last updated 8:08 AM
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CUMMING, Ga. — Police say several people in a pickup used a chainsaw to topple a Bradford Pear Tree, tied it to their trailer hitch and then dragged it several hundred feet down a busy highway, killing a neighbor's cat when they sped off.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that security video shows the pickup driving the wrong way on Georgia Highway 20, before pulling into a parking lot near downtown Cumming.

Police said the tree became lodged on a curb and the suspects then sped away, striking the cat in a neighbor's yard and leaving the tree in the highway around 8 p.m. June 2.

Cumming police Sgt. Bryan Zimbardi said any suspects who are identified could face a variety of charges. Police say they were still looking into why someone would cut and drag a tree.

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dougk
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dougk 06/10/11 - 09:43 am
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To plant it in their yard?
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To plant it in their yard?

storiesihaveread
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storiesihaveread 06/10/11 - 10:34 am
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Really wonder what is going

Really wonder what is going on with people these days. Is there something in the air or what?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/10/11 - 11:57 am
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Country bumpkin!

Country bumpkin!

JAndy
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JAndy 06/12/11 - 01:38 pm
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Was this really news worthy?

Was this really news worthy?

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