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

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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