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Man threatens Oklahoma City veterinary hospital after cat's death

Fred William Meyer, 68, was arrested Monday for making threats against the Neel Veterinary Hospital after his cat died of unknown causes at the clinic, Oklahoma City police said.
BY LEIGHANNE MANWARREN lmanwarren@opubco.com Published: January 8, 2013
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A man made threats against the staff of a veterinary hospital where his cat died, Oklahoma City police reported.

Fred William Meyer, 68, was arrested Monday on a complaint of threatening an act of violence.

Police were called to Neel Veterinary Hospital, 2700 N MacArthur Blvd., about 8:30 p.m. Monday, according to the incident report.

Veterinarian Tina Neel told police Meyer and his wife had come to the hospital because their cat was scheduled to have surgery.

Neel said the cat got loose in the hospital and staff had to catch the cat. The cat later died of “unknown reasons,” according to the report.

When Meyer's wife told him the cat was dead, he became angry and yelled, “I'm gonna take an AK-47 up there and shoot them,” according to the report.

Neel told police there were 40 people at the clinic at the time Meyer made the threat.

Meyer's wife told police her husband was very upset about the death of the cat and that he wanted to sue the veterinary hospital. While they were sitting in the clinic's parking lot, Meyer said he was going to “blow away the doors,” she told police.

Meyer was taken to the Oklahoma County jail. He has been banned from Neel Veterinary Hospital.

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