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.