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July 31, 2012

Police: Man throws cat out window, punches woman

Suspect apparently upset over lack of Internet service

CUMBERLAND — A Cumberland man angry because his Internet service wasn’t working was jailed Sunday morning after he allegedly threw a cat out of the second-story window of an Altamont Terrace apartment and punched a female family member in the face, according to Cumberland Police.

Officers responded to the apartment around 8:30 a.m. and told Timothy Spiker, 32, to refrain from causing problems. After police left, Spiker allegedly continued to argue with family, threatened them and then grabbed the cat. When he went after a dog, a struggle occurred, resulting in the alleged assault.

Spiker was charged with second-degree assault, two counts of disorderly conduct and animal cruelty and was held in the Allegany County Detention Center on $7,500 bond.

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