A Nebraska man who stuffed his girlfriend's cat into a makeshift bong and filled it with marijuana smoke says he had done it previously and that it calmed the cat down.
Acea Schomaker of Lincoln said Tuesday that he never intended to
hurt the cat, Shadow.
He says the cat would bite and scratch him and his girlfriend but he didn't want to discipline it by swatting or squirting water at it.
Schomaker says he put the cat in the bong three times over the last week and it made the cat "act like a stoned person."
He says he knows now that what he did was wrong.
The unemployed 20-year-old and his girlfriend each were ticketed
for misdemeanor animal cruelty.