SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities say a 74-year-old San Diego man accused of stabbing his 64-year-old neighbor in a dispute over pets has been taken into custody.

The Los Angeles Times reports a fight broke out late Friday when the older man said his kittens were being harassed by his neighbor’s dog.

Investigators say the 74-year-old allegedly hit his neighbor in the face with a broom stick, then returned to his home and came back with a knife, stabbing the man once in the stomach.

The victim was treated at a hospital for a swollen lip and a wound to the stomach. Police say his injuries are not considered life-threatening.

The suspect was taken into custody. An investigation is continuing.

The names of the victim and the suspect were not released.

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Comments (3)
  1. myla says:

    don’t mess with cat people!!. Actually i am sorry the arguement came to this. i hope the victim will be ok. the older man should know better to abuse the man.

  2. La Grande says:

    I just hope the 74 fixes the female cat to avoid overpopulation of kittens. Jail is a high price to pay for not neutering.

  3. drozone69 says:

    People need to respect the rights of Cat owners.

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