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Man Accused Of Throwing 2 Cats Into San Francisco Bay Arrested

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Eric Leroy Patterson is suspected of attacking a woman known as the “Cat Lady” and throwing her two cats into San Francisco Bay on November 25, 2013. (San Francisco Animal Care & Control)

Eric Leroy Patterson is suspected of attacking a woman known as the “Cat Lady” and throwing her two cats into San Francisco Bay on November 25, 2013. (San Francisco Animal Care & Control)

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A man suspected of throwing two cats into San Francisco Bay last week was arrested Friday afternoon, a San Francisco Animal Care and Control spokeswoman said.

Eric Leroy Patterson was arrested around 3:30 p.m. at the Embarcadero Four building in San Francisco in connection with an incident from Nov. 25 near Pier 25 on the Embarcadero, ACC spokeswoman Deb Campbell said.

The animal deaths occurred around 4:20 p.m. on Nov. 25 near Pier 25 when Patterson allegedly grabbed the belongings of a woman walking in the area, ACC officials said.

The woman’s two adult cats were in a feline carrier attached to her belongings, which Patterson allegedly threw into the Bay, officials said.

Both cats died in the incident.

Campbell said Patterson allegedly resisted arrested when San Francisco police found him Friday afternoon after tips came in about the suspect in the incident.

The ACC had released photos and videos of the suspect earlier this week.

He was being booked at the San Francisco County Jail Friday afternoon, she said.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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