Ex-boyfriend arrested after fight for cat

Dustin Patrick Coyle, 34, was arrested Wednesday by Oklahoma City police on a complaint of domestic abuse and sexual assault on his ex-girlfriend after the two fought for possession of a cat.
by Adam Kemp Modified: January 24, 2013 at 1:14 pm •  Published: January 24, 2013

A man was jailed Wednesday on complaints of domestic abuse and sexual assault after he fought with his ex-girlfriend for possession of her cat.

Oklahoma City police arrested Dustin Patrick Coyle, 34, about 6:45 p.m. at his house at 512 NW 167 after the woman reported he assaulted her when she went to pick up her cat.

The ex-girlfriend told police she had been trying to get her cat back from Coyle ever since the couple broke up in December. She told police Coyle told her she could have the cat back if she dated him again, performed sexual favors or married him.

The woman ignored all of Coyle's requests and he eventually told her she could pick up her cat, according to the police report. When she retrieved the cat Wednesday, Coyle followed her out of the house, shoved her and grabbed the cat by the neck, the report states.

The woman told police she grabbed the cat and ran to her car, but Coyle stopped her and sexually assaulted her. She bit Coyle to get away, she said.

She told police Coyle punched and elbowed her while she was trying to drive away. They continued to fight over the cat until the woman eventually was able to get the cat and drive away, according to the report.

Coyle told police he kept the cat in hopes the woman would come back to him. He said the two were supposed to get married, but she changed her mind.

“If she would just marry me, that would solve everything,” Coyle said, according to the police report. He told police he would settle for her being his girlfriend again or a one-night stand.

Coyle was taken to the Oklahoma County jail; no bail has been set.


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by Adam Kemp
Enterprise Reporter
Adam Kemp is an enterprise reporter and videographer for the Oklahoman and Newsok.com. Kemp grew up in Oklahoma City before attending Oklahoma State University. Kemp has interned for the Oklahoman, the Oklahoma Gazette and covered Oklahoma State...
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