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#1 Old 08-02-2006, 10:42 AM
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8/2/06--Man Severs Kitten's Head With Knife




Police search for kitten-slaughtering animal


Sheriff Mike Books is the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of Elkhart County


Elkhart County Prosecutor's Office


PETITION: Man Beheads Kitten

Target: Curtis T. Hill, Jr., Elkhart County Prosecutor, Elkhart County's DA's Office

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Michael K. Books, Sheriff

Elkhart County Sheriff's Department/Jail

111 N. Third Street, Goshen, IN 46526

ph: 574-533-8644; fax: 574-533-5108

web email: http://www.elkhartcountysheriff.com/contact.htm

Curtis T. Hill, Jr., Elkhart County Prosecuting Attorney, 34th Judicial Circuit

The Office of the Elkhart County Prosecutor

301 S. Main St., Suite 100; Elkhart, IN 46516

ph: 574-296-1888; fax: 574-296-1889

web email: http://www.elkhartcountyprosecutor.c...tact/index.php

Criminal trial division: http://www.elkhartcountyprosecutor.c...on/contact.php

Investigations division: http://www.elkhartcountyprosecutor.c...on/contact.php

Dear Sheriff Books and County Prosecutor Curtis T. Hill:

I would appreciate any update you can provide about the search for Mike

Pifer, the Elkhart man who beheaded his neighbor Dennis Witte's

five-week-old longhaired calico kitten. You may receive similar letters

about this particularly coldhearted act. As you know, Pifer used a knife to

sever the animal's head as "punishment" for defecating on the floor beside

his motorcycle.

I respectfully ask you to keep this Elkhart Police investigation open. When

Pifer is apprehended, please charge him with a class D felony count of

animal cruelty and prosecute him to the fullest extent of the law. I urge

you to seek the maximum three-year jail sentence and $10,000 fine. In

addition, please ensure Pifer undergoes psychiatric evaluation and

counseling and is prohibited from owning or harboring animals in any


This man exhibits traits regarded as high-risk for future violence against

animals and humans. Randall Lockwood, Ph.D., a frequent consultant to

cruelty investigators, law enforcers, court officials and mental health

professionals, assesses an offender's distinct style of animal abuse. Among

qualities outlined in his "Factors in the Assessment of Dangerousness in

Perpetrators of Animal Cruelty," Lockwood describes violence against small

or non-threatening creatures unlikely to retaliate as a precursor to

assaulting children, the elderly or disabled, or other vulnerable victims.

Few creatures are more helpless than a five-week-old kitten.

Lockwood also cites severity and intimacy of injury inflicted (e.g.

stabbing, mutilating, strangling) as more significant than remote actions

such as shooting or poisoning. The perpetrator views victims as objects and

may torment them to exert control over others. Pifer, who told police he'd

grown weary of "all the cats in the neighborhood," justified his brutality

as some bizarre form of animal control.

After the slaying, Pifer laughingly dangled the kitten's headless body

before Witte and neighbor Bob Gilbert, with little regard for any

repercussions. He then dumped the body in a trashcan, but preserved the head

(like a trophy) inside his freezer. A sign in his window boasts: "Warning I

don't call 911."

"The additional intimidation of written or verbal threats are strongly

indicative of potential for escalated violence," Lockwood notes. "Displaying

the body of a victim can be indicative of the use of such violence to gain

feelings of power, control and domination -- or to alarm or intimidate

others. This should be considered a serious warning sign."

Violence rarely occurs in a vacuum. Please do not allow Mike Pifer to harm

another living being. Thank you for your pursuit of justice in this

disturbing case.


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can you possibly make the title of the numerous letter action threads you post More Graphic? thanks.
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i did it.

people are sick.
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