A Vancouver man charged with animal cruelty after allegedly filming a kitten being tortured for 50 minutes is facing a number of unrelated charges.
Jordan Lucas, 28, has been arrested in Richmond in connection with a series of robbery and weapons offences, and will remain in jail until he is scheduled to make his next court appearance on Thursday, the Vancouver Sun reports.
Const. Anne Drennan of the Transit Police said Lucas has been charged with robbery, obstructing a police officer and another charge relating to carrying a false identification.
Drennan described an incident in which two officers patrolling the parking lot at the Richmond-Brighouse Canada Line station discovered a man and woman crouched behind a dumpster. The man, asked for ID, provided a false name that turned out to be an alias for Lucas, she said. The woman was not arrested.
Lucas was charged with animal cruelty after a woman bought a cellphone and found the alleged abuse video left on the phone.
The video allegedly showed a kitten being thrown and spun with a phone cord around its neck.
Vancouver police looked at the video and were able to match a tattoo on the abuser's hand to a suspect.
Lucas has a "lengthy criminal history," according to Vancouver police spokesman Lindsey Houghton, CTV reported.
That history includes 12 convictions including robbery, assault, uttering threats and possession.