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Ron
June 23rd 09, 10:21 PM
Just happens to be the father of a Worcester police officer.


Thomas G Foley
4 Stoneham Rd
Worcester, MA 01604-3430
(508) 753-0449

http://www.telegram.com/article/20090623/COLUMN01/906230364

Dianne Williamson




Lisa Tuttle?s cat had just given birth to a litter when the man came
walking down Dupuis Avenue with his dog.

Ms. Tuttle suspects that the otherwise-docile feline was feeling
territorial when she spotted the Irish setter, which is why it ran
toward the dog June 14 and tried to attack it.

The dog?s owner, meanwhile, tried to shield his pet behind his legs. The
cat scratched the man, who went home and called police. He also called
Ms. Tuttle, who told him it was unlikely that her cat had rabies and
that it was doubtful he?d contract it from a simple scratch, anyway.

?He told me that he might have to get a series of rabies shots, and that
they cost a lot of money,? Ms. Tuttle said. ?He said he was going to see
his doctor. He kept talking about money. I told him I was sorry, but
that the cat was probably being protective of her babies. The
conversation ended with nothing bad.?

She never heard from him again until Friday, when the man returned with
his dog to Dupuis Avenue. And, in front of at least one adult and four
horrified children who had been playing on the quiet dead-end street, he
proceeded to beat the cat to death with a stick, according to witnesses.

?My 7-year-old came in crying and screaming, ?The man killed Lily, the
man killed Lily!? ? recounted a tearful Ms. Tuttle. ?I ran outside and
found Lily in the street, lying in a pool of blood.?

Mary Pepper, who lives across the street from Ms. Tuttle, said she
opened her window when she heard children screaming outside.

?He beat the cat with a stick until the stick broke,? said Ms. Pepper.
?He kept yelling, ?Whose cat is this? Whose cat is this?? There was a
lot of blood. He was enraged. And the kids were all watching, absolutely
horrified. I was shouting out the window, ?What do you think you?re
doing?? It was very scary.?

The man, Thomas Foley of Stoneham Road, called police after he killed
the cat and told officers that he was acting in self-defense.

?He said the cat came after him again, so he hit the cat with the stick
to protect himself,? said Sgt. Kerry Hazelhurst, reading from the police
report.

Lily, a black and white 1-year-old, weighed seven pounds.

Ms. Pepper said the cat was typically calm and friendly and a favorite
of neighborhood children.

After Mr. Foley killed the cat, he began to walk home. Ms. Tuttle
acknowledged that she jumped in her car, caught up with Mr. Foley and
punched him in the face. According to the police report, Mr. Foley
declined to pursue assault charges.

?He just walked off like it was nothing,? Ms. Tuttle said. ?He came with
the deliberate intention of killing my cat. He doesn?t even live on this
street.?

Stoneham Road is one street away from Dupuis, which is off Massasoit
Road.

Ms. Tuttle didn?t know Mr. Foley?s name when she went to the police
station yesterday to get a copy of the police report. A clerk refused to
provide it and said it would be mailed. Ms. Tuttle went to the
courthouse and tried to get a restraining order but failed, because she
has no relationship with Mr. Foley. She said she?s contacted several
animal rights groups and plans to file an application for a criminal
complaint.

?I can?t let this go,? said Ms. Tuttle, who buried Lily in the backyard.
?I close my eyes at night and see my cat lying in a pool of blood. My
daughter is afraid to go outside and play. I can?t believe he did that
in front of my kids. It was so malicious. I don?t want this man to get
away with this. It?s not right.?

Mr. Foley did not return messages left yesterday on his answering
machine and with a man who answered the phone and identified himself as
Mr. Foley?s son.

Sgt. Hazelhurst said he didn?t anticipate that police would file charges
against either party.

?His defense will be that he was defending himself and that it happened
before,? Sgt. Hazelhurst said. ?It will be up to the courts.?

---MIKE---
June 23rd 09, 11:19 PM
Ron, Why in HELL do you have to post this crap? We don't need to read
abut it.


---MIKE---
>>In the White Mountains of New Hampshire
>> (44 15' N - Elevation 1580')

Granby
June 23rd 09, 11:43 PM
Ron, I don't know you but if you read this group at all, you will know thee
are people here suffering for their cats that are, very, very sick, ready to
be helped to the bridge, and many other painful things. Does a post like
this prove anything? We know these things happens but the "family" here
doesn't really need to read this post. IMO.
"Ron" > wrote in message
...
> Just happens to be the father of a Worcester police officer.
>
>
> Thomas G Foley
> 4 Stoneham Rd
> Worcester, MA 01604-3430
> (508) 753-0449
>
> http://www.telegram.com/article/20090623/COLUMN01/906230364
>
> Dianne Williamson
>
>
>
>
> Lisa Tuttle?s cat had just given birth to a litter when the man came
> walking down Dupuis Avenue with his dog.
>
> Ms. Tuttle suspects that the otherwise-docile feline was feeling
> territorial when she spotted the Irish setter, which is why it ran
> toward the dog June 14 and tried to attack it.
>
> The dog?s owner, meanwhile, tried to shield his pet behind his legs. The
> cat scratched the man, who went home and called police. He also called
> Ms. Tuttle, who told him it was unlikely that her cat had rabies and
> that it was doubtful he?d contract it from a simple scratch, anyway.
>
> ?He told me that he might have to get a series of rabies shots, and that
> they cost a lot of money,? Ms. Tuttle said. ?He said he was going to see
> his doctor. He kept talking about money. I told him I was sorry, but
> that the cat was probably being protective of her babies. The
> conversation ended with nothing bad.?
>
> She never heard from him again until Friday, when the man returned with
> his dog to Dupuis Avenue. And, in front of at least one adult and four
> horrified children who had been playing on the quiet dead-end street, he
> proceeded to beat the cat to death with a stick, according to witnesses.
>
> ?My 7-year-old came in crying and screaming, ?The man killed Lily, the
> man killed Lily!? ? recounted a tearful Ms. Tuttle. ?I ran outside and
> found Lily in the street, lying in a pool of blood.?
>
> Mary Pepper, who lives across the street from Ms. Tuttle, said she
> opened her window when she heard children screaming outside.
>
> ?He beat the cat with a stick until the stick broke,? said Ms. Pepper.
> ?He kept yelling, ?Whose cat is this? Whose cat is this?? There was a
> lot of blood. He was enraged. And the kids were all watching, absolutely
> horrified. I was shouting out the window, ?What do you think you?re
> doing?? It was very scary.?
>
> The man, Thomas Foley of Stoneham Road, called police after he killed
> the cat and told officers that he was acting in self-defense.
>
> ?He said the cat came after him again, so he hit the cat with the stick
> to protect himself,? said Sgt. Kerry Hazelhurst, reading from the police
> report.
>
> Lily, a black and white 1-year-old, weighed seven pounds.
>
> Ms. Pepper said the cat was typically calm and friendly and a favorite
> of neighborhood children.
>
> After Mr. Foley killed the cat, he began to walk home. Ms. Tuttle
> acknowledged that she jumped in her car, caught up with Mr. Foley and
> punched him in the face. According to the police report, Mr. Foley
> declined to pursue assault charges.
>
> ?He just walked off like it was nothing,? Ms. Tuttle said. ?He came with
> the deliberate intention of killing my cat. He doesn?t even live on this
> street.?
>
> Stoneham Road is one street away from Dupuis, which is off Massasoit
> Road.
>
> Ms. Tuttle didn?t know Mr. Foley?s name when she went to the police
> station yesterday to get a copy of the police report. A clerk refused to
> provide it and said it would be mailed. Ms. Tuttle went to the
> courthouse and tried to get a restraining order but failed, because she
> has no relationship with Mr. Foley. She said she?s contacted several
> animal rights groups and plans to file an application for a criminal
> complaint.
>
> ?I can?t let this go,? said Ms. Tuttle, who buried Lily in the backyard.
> ?I close my eyes at night and see my cat lying in a pool of blood. My
> daughter is afraid to go outside and play. I can?t believe he did that
> in front of my kids. It was so malicious. I don?t want this man to get
> away with this. It?s not right.?
>
> Mr. Foley did not return messages left yesterday on his answering
> machine and with a man who answered the phone and identified himself as
> Mr. Foley?s son.
>
> Sgt. Hazelhurst said he didn?t anticipate that police would file charges
> against either party.
>
> ?His defense will be that he was defending himself and that it happened
> before,? Sgt. Hazelhurst said. ?It will be up to the courts.?

Kitty
June 24th 09, 12:50 AM
"Granby" > wrote in message
...
> Ron, I don't know you but if you read this group at all, you will know
> thee are people here suffering for their cats that are, very, very sick,
> ready to be helped to the bridge, and many other painful things. Does a
> post like this prove anything? We know these things happens but the
> "family" here doesn't really need to read this post. IMO.
> "Ron" > wrote in message
> ...
>> Just happens to be the father of a Worcester police officer.
>>
>>
>> Thomas G Foley
>> 4 Stoneham Rd
>> Worcester, MA 01604-3430
>> (508) 753-0449
>>
>> http://www.telegram.com/article/20090623/COLUMN01/906230364
>>
>> Dianne Williamson
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Lisa Tuttle?s cat had just given birth to a litter when the man came
>> walking down Dupuis Avenue with his dog.
>>
>> Ms. Tuttle suspects that the otherwise-docile feline was feeling
>> territorial when she spotted the Irish setter, which is why it ran
>> toward the dog June 14 and tried to attack it.
>>
>> The dog?s owner, meanwhile, tried to shield his pet behind his legs. The
>> cat scratched the man, who went home and called police. He also called
>> Ms. Tuttle, who told him it was unlikely that her cat had rabies and
>> that it was doubtful he?d contract it from a simple scratch, anyway.
>>
>> ?He told me that he might have to get a series of rabies shots, and that
>> they cost a lot of money,? Ms. Tuttle said. ?He said he was going to see
>> his doctor. He kept talking about money. I told him I was sorry, but
>> that the cat was probably being protective of her babies. The
>> conversation ended with nothing bad.?
>>
>> She never heard from him again until Friday, when the man returned with
>> his dog to Dupuis Avenue. And, in front of at least one adult and four
>> horrified children who had been playing on the quiet dead-end street, he
>> proceeded to beat the cat to death with a stick, according to witnesses.
>>
>> ?My 7-year-old came in crying and screaming, ?The man killed Lily, the
>> man killed Lily!? ? recounted a tearful Ms. Tuttle. ?I ran outside and
>> found Lily in the street, lying in a pool of blood.?
>>
>> Mary Pepper, who lives across the street from Ms. Tuttle, said she
>> opened her window when she heard children screaming outside.
>>
>> ?He beat the cat with a stick until the stick broke,? said Ms. Pepper.
>> ?He kept yelling, ?Whose cat is this? Whose cat is this?? There was a
>> lot of blood. He was enraged. And the kids were all watching, absolutely
>> horrified. I was shouting out the window, ?What do you think you?re
>> doing?? It was very scary.?
>>
>> The man, Thomas Foley of Stoneham Road, called police after he killed
>> the cat and told officers that he was acting in self-defense.
>>
>> ?He said the cat came after him again, so he hit the cat with the stick
>> to protect himself,? said Sgt. Kerry Hazelhurst, reading from the police
>> report.
>>
>> Lily, a black and white 1-year-old, weighed seven pounds.
>>
>> Ms. Pepper said the cat was typically calm and friendly and a favorite
>> of neighborhood children.
>>
>> After Mr. Foley killed the cat, he began to walk home. Ms. Tuttle
>> acknowledged that she jumped in her car, caught up with Mr. Foley and
>> punched him in the face. According to the police report, Mr. Foley
>> declined to pursue assault charges.
>>
>> ?He just walked off like it was nothing,? Ms. Tuttle said. ?He came with
>> the deliberate intention of killing my cat. He doesn?t even live on this
>> street.?
>>
>> Stoneham Road is one street away from Dupuis, which is off Massasoit
>> Road.
>>
>> Ms. Tuttle didn?t know Mr. Foley?s name when she went to the police
>> station yesterday to get a copy of the police report. A clerk refused to
>> provide it and said it would be mailed. Ms. Tuttle went to the
>> courthouse and tried to get a restraining order but failed, because she
>> has no relationship with Mr. Foley. She said she?s contacted several
>> animal rights groups and plans to file an application for a criminal
>> complaint.
>>
>> ?I can?t let this go,? said Ms. Tuttle, who buried Lily in the backyard.
>> ?I close my eyes at night and see my cat lying in a pool of blood. My
>> daughter is afraid to go outside and play. I can?t believe he did that
>> in front of my kids. It was so malicious. I don?t want this man to get
>> away with this. It?s not right.?
>>
>> Mr. Foley did not return messages left yesterday on his answering
>> machine and with a man who answered the phone and identified himself as
>> Mr. Foley?s son.
>>
>> Sgt. Hazelhurst said he didn?t anticipate that police would file charges
>> against either party.
>>
>> ?His defense will be that he was defending himself and that it happened
>> before,? Sgt. Hazelhurst said. ?It will be up to the courts.?
>
>

This is despicable and is very very sad....I cry for the poor kitty....
:{
The ******* should be fried. I lived in Worcester for a short time and it
can be a very dangerous place ...its very ethnically diverse....

Kitty

Linda Boucher
June 24th 09, 03:01 AM
Hi
you shouldnt let that man get away with killing your cat..
i would say he crazy and if he gets away with it he will
do it again to some poor cat
Linda
>
>
>
> Lisa Tuttle?s cat had just given birth to a litter when the man came
> walking down Dupuis Avenue with his dog.
>
> Ms. Tuttle suspects that the otherwise-docile feline was feeling
> territorial when she spotted the Irish setter, which is why it ran
> toward the dog June 14 and tried to attack it.
>
> The dog?s owner, meanwhile, tried to shield his pet behind his legs. The
> cat scratched the man, who went home and called police. He also called
> Ms. Tuttle, who told him it was unlikely that her cat had rabies and
> that it was doubtful he?d contract it from a simple scratch, anyway.
>
> ?He told me that he might have to get a series of rabies shots, and that
> they cost a lot of money,? Ms. Tuttle said. ?He said he was going to see
> his doctor. He kept talking about money. I told him I was sorry, but
> that the cat was probably being protective of her babies. The
> conversation ended with nothing bad.?
>
> She never heard from him again until Friday, when the man returned with
> his dog to Dupuis Avenue. And, in front of at least one adult and four
> horrified children who had been playing on the quiet dead-end street, he
> proceeded to beat the cat to death with a stick, according to witnesses.
>
> ?My 7-year-old came in crying and screaming, ?The man killed Lily, the
> man killed Lily!? ? recounted a tearful Ms. Tuttle. ?I ran outside and
> found Lily in the street, lying in a pool of blood.?
>
> Mary Pepper, who lives across the street from Ms. Tuttle, said she
> opened her window when she heard children screaming outside.
>
> ?He beat the cat with a stick until the stick broke,? said Ms. Pepper.
> ?He kept yelling, ?Whose cat is this? Whose cat is this?? There was a
> lot of blood. He was enraged. And the kids were all watching, absolutely
> horrified. I was shouting out the window, ?What do you think you?re
> doing?? It was very scary.?
>
> The man, Thomas Foley of Stoneham Road, called police after he killed
> the cat and told officers that he was acting in self-defense.
>
> ?He said the cat came after him again, so he hit the cat with the stick
> to protect himself,? said Sgt. Kerry Hazelhurst, reading from the police
> report.
>
> Lily, a black and white 1-year-old, weighed seven pounds.
>
> Ms. Pepper said the cat was typically calm and friendly and a favorite
> of neighborhood children.
>
> After Mr. Foley killed the cat, he began to walk home. Ms. Tuttle
> acknowledged that she jumped in her car, caught up with Mr. Foley and
> punched him in the face. According to the police report, Mr. Foley
> declined to pursue assault charges.
>
> ?He just walked off like it was nothing,? Ms. Tuttle said. ?He came with
> the deliberate intention of killing my cat. He doesn?t even live on this
> street.?
>
> Stoneham Road is one street away from Dupuis, which is off Massasoit
> Road.
>
> Ms. Tuttle didn?t know Mr. Foley?s name when she went to the police
> station yesterday to get a copy of the police report. A clerk refused to
> provide it and said it would be mailed. Ms. Tuttle went to the
> courthouse and tried to get a restraining order but failed, because she
> has no relationship with Mr. Foley. She said she?s contacted several
> animal rights groups and plans to file an application for a criminal
> complaint.
>
> ?I can?t let this go,? said Ms. Tuttle, who buried Lily in the backyard.
> ?I close my eyes at night and see my cat lying in a pool of blood. My
> daughter is afraid to go outside and play. I can?t believe he did that
> in front of my kids. It was so malicious. I don?t want this man to get
> away with this. It?s not right.?
>
> Mr. Foley did not return messages left yesterday on his answering
> machine and with a man who answered the phone and identified himself as
> Mr. Foley?s son.
>
> Sgt. Hazelhurst said he didn?t anticipate that police would file charges
> against either party.
>
> ?His defense will be that he was defending himself and that it happened
> before,? Sgt. Hazelhurst said. ?It will be up to the courts.?

Roemax
June 24th 09, 04:12 AM
press charges and sue that son of a bitch
for emotional distress
"Ron" > wrote in message
...
> Just happens to be the father of a Worcester police officer.
>
>
> Thomas G Foley
> 4 Stoneham Rd
> Worcester, MA 01604-3430
> (508) 753-0449
>
> http://www.telegram.com/article/20090623/COLUMN01/906230364
>
> Dianne Williamson
>
>
>
>
> Lisa Tuttle?s cat had just given birth to a litter when the man came
> walking down Dupuis Avenue with his dog.
>
> Ms. Tuttle suspects that the otherwise-docile feline was feeling
> territorial when she spotted the Irish setter, which is why it ran
> toward the dog June 14 and tried to attack it.
>
> The dog?s owner, meanwhile, tried to shield his pet behind his legs. The
> cat scratched the man, who went home and called police. He also called
> Ms. Tuttle, who told him it was unlikely that her cat had rabies and
> that it was doubtful he?d contract it from a simple scratch, anyway.
>
> ?He told me that he might have to get a series of rabies shots, and that
> they cost a lot of money,? Ms. Tuttle said. ?He said he was going to see
> his doctor. He kept talking about money. I told him I was sorry, but
> that the cat was probably being protective of her babies. The
> conversation ended with nothing bad.?
>
> She never heard from him again until Friday, when the man returned with
> his dog to Dupuis Avenue. And, in front of at least one adult and four
> horrified children who had been playing on the quiet dead-end street, he
> proceeded to beat the cat to death with a stick, according to witnesses.
>
> ?My 7-year-old came in crying and screaming, ?The man killed Lily, the
> man killed Lily!? ? recounted a tearful Ms. Tuttle. ?I ran outside and
> found Lily in the street, lying in a pool of blood.?
>
> Mary Pepper, who lives across the street from Ms. Tuttle, said she
> opened her window when she heard children screaming outside.
>
> ?He beat the cat with a stick until the stick broke,? said Ms. Pepper.
> ?He kept yelling, ?Whose cat is this? Whose cat is this?? There was a
> lot of blood. He was enraged. And the kids were all watching, absolutely
> horrified. I was shouting out the window, ?What do you think you?re
> doing?? It was very scary.?
>
> The man, Thomas Foley of Stoneham Road, called police after he killed
> the cat and told officers that he was acting in self-defense.
>
> ?He said the cat came after him again, so he hit the cat with the stick
> to protect himself,? said Sgt. Kerry Hazelhurst, reading from the police
> report.
>
> Lily, a black and white 1-year-old, weighed seven pounds.
>
> Ms. Pepper said the cat was typically calm and friendly and a favorite
> of neighborhood children.
>
> After Mr. Foley killed the cat, he began to walk home. Ms. Tuttle
> acknowledged that she jumped in her car, caught up with Mr. Foley and
> punched him in the face. According to the police report, Mr. Foley
> declined to pursue assault charges.
>
> ?He just walked off like it was nothing,? Ms. Tuttle said. ?He came with
> the deliberate intention of killing my cat. He doesn?t even live on this
> street.?
>
> Stoneham Road is one street away from Dupuis, which is off Massasoit
> Road.
>
> Ms. Tuttle didn?t know Mr. Foley?s name when she went to the police
> station yesterday to get a copy of the police report. A clerk refused to
> provide it and said it would be mailed. Ms. Tuttle went to the
> courthouse and tried to get a restraining order but failed, because she
> has no relationship with Mr. Foley. She said she?s contacted several
> animal rights groups and plans to file an application for a criminal
> complaint.
>
> ?I can?t let this go,? said Ms. Tuttle, who buried Lily in the backyard.
> ?I close my eyes at night and see my cat lying in a pool of blood. My
> daughter is afraid to go outside and play. I can?t believe he did that
> in front of my kids. It was so malicious. I don?t want this man to get
> away with this. It?s not right.?
>
> Mr. Foley did not return messages left yesterday on his answering
> machine and with a man who answered the phone and identified himself as
> Mr. Foley?s son.
>
> Sgt. Hazelhurst said he didn?t anticipate that police would file charges
> against either party.
>
> ?His defense will be that he was defending himself and that it happened
> before,? Sgt. Hazelhurst said. ?It will be up to the courts.?

Janet
June 24th 09, 04:59 AM
Kitty wrote:

> This is despicable and is very very sad....I cry for the poor
> kitty.... :{

Ys, it is too bad that the cat's owner left it unspayed to have kittens and
roam at will, isn't it? One wonders why, if the cat had recently given
birth, it was out on the public street...

> The ******* should be fried. I lived in Worcester for a short time
> and it can be a very dangerous place ...its very ethnically
> diverse....
> Kitty

Yes, it is too bad that the cat's owner was so irresponsible. If the cat had
been spayed and kept indoors, it wouldn't have come in contact with
dangerous and unstable random strangers.

cybercat
June 24th 09, 05:13 AM
"Janet" > wrote
> Ys, it is too bad that the cat's owner left it unspayed to have kittens
> and roam at will, isn't it? One wonders why, if the cat had recently given
> birth, it was out on the public street...
>
>> The ******* should be fried. I lived in Worcester for a short time
>> and it can be a very dangerous place ...its very ethnically
>> diverse....
>> Kitty
>
> Yes, it is too bad that the cat's owner was so irresponsible. If the cat
> had been spayed and kept indoors, it wouldn't have come in contact with
> dangerous and unstable random strangers.
>

Excellent points.

El Kot
June 24th 09, 05:38 AM
cybercat wrote:
> "Janet" > wrote
>> Ys, it is too bad that the cat's owner left it unspayed to have kittens
>> and roam at will, isn't it? One wonders why, if the cat had recently given
>> birth, it was out on the public street...
>>
>>> The ******* should be fried. I lived in Worcester for a short time
>>> and it can be a very dangerous place ...its very ethnically
>>> diverse....
>>> Kitty
>> Yes, it is too bad that the cat's owner was so irresponsible. If the cat
>> had been spayed and kept indoors, it wouldn't have come in contact with
>> dangerous and unstable random strangers.
>>
>
> Excellent points.

Yes. About as excellent as the points about the girl, that if only
she would have worn a longer skirt, and not went to the bar alone,
wouldn't have ended raped.

"If you don't have mercy for a kitten, how can you have it even for
a man?"

Foley deserves no mercy.

--
No, no, you can't e-mail me with the nono.

Sheree
June 24th 09, 05:51 AM
Is there no way to charge him with some kind of child abuse since he did
this horrid act in from of them?

"Roemax" > wrote in message
...
> press charges and sue that son of a bitch
> for emotional distress
> "Ron" > wrote in message
> ...
>> Just happens to be the father of a Worcester police officer.
>>
>>
>> Thomas G Foley
>> 4 Stoneham Rd
>> Worcester, MA 01604-3430
>> (508) 753-0449
>>
>> http://www.telegram.com/article/20090623/COLUMN01/906230364
>>
>> Dianne Williamson
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Lisa Tuttle?s cat had just given birth to a litter when the man came
>> walking down Dupuis Avenue with his dog.
>>
>> Ms. Tuttle suspects that the otherwise-docile feline was feeling
>> territorial when she spotted the Irish setter, which is why it ran
>> toward the dog June 14 and tried to attack it.
>>
>> The dog?s owner, meanwhile, tried to shield his pet behind his legs. The
>> cat scratched the man, who went home and called police. He also called
>> Ms. Tuttle, who told him it was unlikely that her cat had rabies and
>> that it was doubtful he?d contract it from a simple scratch, anyway.
>>
>> ?He told me that he might have to get a series of rabies shots, and that
>> they cost a lot of money,? Ms. Tuttle said. ?He said he was going to see
>> his doctor. He kept talking about money. I told him I was sorry, but
>> that the cat was probably being protective of her babies. The
>> conversation ended with nothing bad.?
>>
>> She never heard from him again until Friday, when the man returned with
>> his dog to Dupuis Avenue. And, in front of at least one adult and four
>> horrified children who had been playing on the quiet dead-end street, he
>> proceeded to beat the cat to death with a stick, according to witnesses.
>>
>> ?My 7-year-old came in crying and screaming, ?The man killed Lily, the
>> man killed Lily!? ? recounted a tearful Ms. Tuttle. ?I ran outside and
>> found Lily in the street, lying in a pool of blood.?
>>
>> Mary Pepper, who lives across the street from Ms. Tuttle, said she
>> opened her window when she heard children screaming outside.
>>
>> ?He beat the cat with a stick until the stick broke,? said Ms. Pepper.
>> ?He kept yelling, ?Whose cat is this? Whose cat is this?? There was a
>> lot of blood. He was enraged. And the kids were all watching, absolutely
>> horrified. I was shouting out the window, ?What do you think you?re
>> doing?? It was very scary.?
>>
>> The man, Thomas Foley of Stoneham Road, called police after he killed
>> the cat and told officers that he was acting in self-defense.
>>
>> ?He said the cat came after him again, so he hit the cat with the stick
>> to protect himself,? said Sgt. Kerry Hazelhurst, reading from the police
>> report.
>>
>> Lily, a black and white 1-year-old, weighed seven pounds.
>>
>> Ms. Pepper said the cat was typically calm and friendly and a favorite
>> of neighborhood children.
>>
>> After Mr. Foley killed the cat, he began to walk home. Ms. Tuttle
>> acknowledged that she jumped in her car, caught up with Mr. Foley and
>> punched him in the face. According to the police report, Mr. Foley
>> declined to pursue assault charges.
>>
>> ?He just walked off like it was nothing,? Ms. Tuttle said. ?He came with
>> the deliberate intention of killing my cat. He doesn?t even live on this
>> street.?
>>
>> Stoneham Road is one street away from Dupuis, which is off Massasoit
>> Road.
>>
>> Ms. Tuttle didn?t know Mr. Foley?s name when she went to the police
>> station yesterday to get a copy of the police report. A clerk refused to
>> provide it and said it would be mailed. Ms. Tuttle went to the
>> courthouse and tried to get a restraining order but failed, because she
>> has no relationship with Mr. Foley. She said she?s contacted several
>> animal rights groups and plans to file an application for a criminal
>> complaint.
>>
>> ?I can?t let this go,? said Ms. Tuttle, who buried Lily in the backyard.
>> ?I close my eyes at night and see my cat lying in a pool of blood. My
>> daughter is afraid to go outside and play. I can?t believe he did that
>> in front of my kids. It was so malicious. I don?t want this man to get
>> away with this. It?s not right.?
>>
>> Mr. Foley did not return messages left yesterday on his answering
>> machine and with a man who answered the phone and identified himself as
>> Mr. Foley?s son.
>>
>> Sgt. Hazelhurst said he didn?t anticipate that police would file charges
>> against either party.
>>
>> ?His defense will be that he was defending himself and that it happened
>> before,? Sgt. Hazelhurst said. ?It will be up to the courts.?
>
>

richard f way
June 25th 09, 11:11 PM
Ron wrote:
> Just happens to be the father of a Worcester police officer.
>
>
> Thomas G Foley
> 4 Stoneham Rd
> Worcester, MA 01604-3430
> (508) 753-0449
>
> http://www.telegram.com/article/20090623/COLUMN01/906230364
>
> Dianne Williamson
>
>
>
>
> Lisa Tuttle?s cat had just given birth to a litter when the man came
> walking down Dupuis Avenue with his dog.
>
> Ms. Tuttle suspects that the otherwise-docile feline was feeling
> territorial when she spotted the Irish setter, which is why it ran
> toward the dog June 14 and tried to attack it.
>
> The dog?s owner, meanwhile, tried to shield his pet behind his legs. The
> cat scratched the man, who went home and called police. He also called
> Ms. Tuttle, who told him it was unlikely that her cat had rabies and
> that it was doubtful he?d contract it from a simple scratch, anyway.
>
> ?He told me that he might have to get a series of rabies shots, and that
> they cost a lot of money,? Ms. Tuttle said. ?He said he was going to see
> his doctor. He kept talking about money. I told him I was sorry, but
> that the cat was probably being protective of her babies. The
> conversation ended with nothing bad.?
>
> She never heard from him again until Friday, when the man returned with
> his dog to Dupuis Avenue. And, in front of at least one adult and four
> horrified children who had been playing on the quiet dead-end street, he
> proceeded to beat the cat to death with a stick, according to witnesses.
>
> ?My 7-year-old came in crying and screaming, ?The man killed Lily, the
> man killed Lily!? ? recounted a tearful Ms. Tuttle. ?I ran outside and
> found Lily in the street, lying in a pool of blood.?
>
> Mary Pepper, who lives across the street from Ms. Tuttle, said she
> opened her window when she heard children screaming outside.
>
> ?He beat the cat with a stick until the stick broke,? said Ms. Pepper.
> ?He kept yelling, ?Whose cat is this? Whose cat is this?? There was a
> lot of blood. He was enraged. And the kids were all watching, absolutely
> horrified. I was shouting out the window, ?What do you think you?re
> doing?? It was very scary.?
>
> The man, Thomas Foley of Stoneham Road, called police after he killed
> the cat and told officers that he was acting in self-defense.
>
> ?He said the cat came after him again, so he hit the cat with the stick
> to protect himself,? said Sgt. Kerry Hazelhurst, reading from the police
> report.
>
> Lily, a black and white 1-year-old, weighed seven pounds.
>
> Ms. Pepper said the cat was typically calm and friendly and a favorite
> of neighborhood children.
>
> After Mr. Foley killed the cat, he began to walk home. Ms. Tuttle
> acknowledged that she jumped in her car, caught up with Mr. Foley and
> punched him in the face. According to the police report, Mr. Foley
> declined to pursue assault charges.
>
> ?He just walked off like it was nothing,? Ms. Tuttle said. ?He came with
> the deliberate intention of killing my cat. He doesn?t even live on this
> street.?
>
> Stoneham Road is one street away from Dupuis, which is off Massasoit
> Road.
>
> Ms. Tuttle didn?t know Mr. Foley?s name when she went to the police
> station yesterday to get a copy of the police report. A clerk refused to
> provide it and said it would be mailed. Ms. Tuttle went to the
> courthouse and tried to get a restraining order but failed, because she
> has no relationship with Mr. Foley. She said she?s contacted several
> animal rights groups and plans to file an application for a criminal
> complaint.
>
> ?I can?t let this go,? said Ms. Tuttle, who buried Lily in the backyard.
> ?I close my eyes at night and see my cat lying in a pool of blood. My
> daughter is afraid to go outside and play. I can?t believe he did that
> in front of my kids. It was so malicious. I don?t want this man to get
> away with this. It?s not right.?
>
> Mr. Foley did not return messages left yesterday on his answering
> machine and with a man who answered the phone and identified himself as
> Mr. Foley?s son.
>
> Sgt. Hazelhurst said he didn?t anticipate that police would file charges
> against either party.
>
> ?His defense will be that he was defending himself and that it happened
> before,? Sgt. Hazelhurst said. ?It will be up to the courts.?


Nonsense. Inappropriate use of force. A small woman can wallop a large
unarmed man with a baseball bat in self defense, but a large man will
have a much harder time justifying the weapon. A stick against a cat,
nonsense again. I'd press charges of animal abuse, getting as much
newspaper / radio play as possible. Then maybe get a good devious
lawyer, and sue the SOB for personal distress, and for all the thousands
of dollars of therapy the children are now going to need.

Lawyer first, for a percentage of the take. Ask lawyers who likes this
kind of case.