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Kitten thrown out of truck, run over in Tarpon Springs

Officers were told that the driver of a pickup truck threw the kitten out the driver’s side window, then ran it over.
Police in Tarpon Springs are searching for someone who threw a kitten out of a truck on Monday afternoon, then ran the animal over, killing it.
Police in Tarpon Springs are searching for someone who threw a kitten out of a truck on Monday afternoon, then ran the animal over, killing it. [ Photo illustration by ASHLEY DYE and DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Published Jun. 14
Updated Jun. 14

Police in Tarpon Springs are searching for someone who threw a kitten out of a truck on Monday afternoon, then ran the animal over, killing it.

The incident occurred about 2:30 p.m. at the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Levis Avenue.

Officers were told that the driver of a pickup truck threw the “small yellow kitten” out of the driver’s side window, then ran the kitten over.

Police said the vehicle is a “work type blue older model pick-up truck with a ladder and black and yellow totes hanging from it.”

Anyone with information can call Det. Lara Scarpati of the Tarpon Springs Police Department at (727) 938-2849.