Wynne Police Say A Teen Confesses To Setting A Kitten On Fire

WYNNE, AR (KAIT) -- News of what happened to a kitten earlier this month still has people talking.

"The entire community was in an uproar," said Wynne Police Chief, Mike Bachand.

Police say two weeks ago someone set a kitten on fire, and left him for dead in a quiet neighborhood in Wynne. Police say they now know who did it.

A tip from a city employee led them to a 16-year-old boy.

Police say the man saw the kitten moments after it was set on fire. "He saw the cat. It came running out of a gate. He saw where it came running out of and he went inside the gate to talk to some people.  He told me who they were," said Bachand.

On Tuesday, police questioned the boy with his mother present. They say the teen confessed to the crime.

Police say the teen told them he did it as a joke.

The United States Humane Society put up a $2,500 reward for information leading to the person responsible. Region 8 residents, through donations, have upped that to $3,500.

The reward has not yet been dispersed.