Moment a BMW driver ‘deliberately’ ran over and killed cat before ‘laughing’ in distraught owners’ faces and driving off
- The one-year-old white cat, Ice, was rushed to the vet but died of his injuries
- The driver of the white BMW is said to have smiled, ‘laughed and sniggered’
- The owners are devastated and say the incident has ‘broken’ their family
Shocking CCTV footage has emerged of the moment a BMW driver crushes a cat to death in front of its horrified owners – and then laughs about it.
Alicia Robinson, 28, and Robin Newsome, 32, were at home on their quiet residential street in Halifax, West Yorkshire, when the driver hit their cat Ice on Tuesday, June 7.
Horrific footage shows the driver turn his car around at the bottom of the road, then hitting the one-year-old white cat, who got stuck under the wheel of the car.
The couple can then be seen frantically running out of the house to alert the driver.
Ice, aged one, was outside the couple’s quiet home in Halifax when the driver hit him, trapping him under the wheel
This is the awful moment the couple’s cat was driven over by the BMW driver, having been minding its own business outside their home
The cat can be seen trying to escape from under the car in the shocking CCTV video
Ice, named for his white fur, was rushed to the vet but sadly died of his injuries.
His distraught owner Alicia says she now has trouble sleeping since the incident while Robin fumed the driver should have taken more care while driving.
Robin said: ‘He got out of the car and thought it was funny. He just wrecked our family.
Robin Newsome, 32, can be seen sprinting outside the house to inform the driver he had just run over the couple’s cat as he reversed
Here Ice can be seen lying motionless on the ground in front of its clearly distressed owners and shocked passers-by
Alicia Robinson, 28 said the driver was smiling, laughing and sniggering after the incident
‘It is cruelty to animals. There is no way you cannot see a pure white cat.
‘Every driver should be taking care, it could have been a child.’
The couple confronted the driver after the horrific incident and the man passed his details onto them.
But Alicia said he ‘had a smile on his face’ and was ‘laughing and sniggering’ as he did.
Ice’s ashes have now been brought home, but the couple are devastated, saying their family is ‘broken’ by the incident
A man can be seen trying to tell the
Alicia added: ‘We are upset. I am crying a lot after collecting his ashes. I’m having trouble sleeping.’
The couple have now reported the driver to the RSPCA, and they plan to contact the police.
They also sent him the vet’s invoice but have not heard back. Now, they are calling on him to ‘to do the decent thing’ and reimburse them after they had to cremate their pet and bring his ashes home.
‘We as a family are broken,’ said Robin.