Cat tossed from car window on C-470

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C-470 at Alameda. Jefferson County, Colo.

C-470 at Alameda. Jefferson County, Colo.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. – Authorities are looking for a driver who tossed a cat from their car window on C-470 earlier this month, killing the animal.

The incident happened on April 5 when a driver called 911 to report seeing another driver throw “something furry with a tail” from their window on westbound C-470 near Alameda, according to Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Jacki Kelley.

“The caller told authorities that they physically witnessed the cat being thrown from the driver’s window and was certain that it was not an accident, but an intentional act,” said Kelley.

The suspect vehicle was last seen taking the C-470 ramp onto westbound I-70.

Jeffco Animal Control arrived on scene and found a dead black cat in the roadway.

“The necropsy confirmed that the cat died due to extensive trauma, listing a hip fracture, fractured upper jaw, fracture at the base of the skull, torn diaphragm and a contusion in the lungs,” Kelley said.

The suspect’s car is described as a “sporty looking” light blue Mercedes with a California license plate of “SKARGO.” A computer check of the plate listed to a 1987 Ford to a parts company in California.

Anyone with additional information is urged to contact the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office tipline at 303-271-5612.