This week’s Shameful Human is Staunton, Virginia resident Bruce Jamar Walston. The 21-year-old has been charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty and disorderly conduct following his murder of a kitten that temporarily interrupted his video gaming.
I’m not generally considered a lover of animals. In fact, I’ve singled-out cats in particular as having an overbearing and unpleasant presence on the internet, but I have to call out this particular mad cat swinger.
It seems Mr. Walston picked up his girlfriend’s kitten and hurled it against a wall after it disconnected his video game. Oh yeah, and in front of the woman’s kids, no less. Bruce’s lady friend called 911 following the incident.
Now, I’ve experienced problems not disimilair from Walston’s, and to an extent, I can understand his frustration. Perhaps he was on the verge of completing one of Mario Galaxy‘s 100-coin challenges, or worse, in the midst of battle with the boss of Final Fantasy VI‘s Fanatic’s Tower. That latter scenario can take perhaps an hour, and there are no save points available throughout the ordeal. Having said that, no gaming interuption warrants more than a controller-throwdown, or, at worst, a cartridge hammering.
Two-first-names Walston has a history of violence, having been charged earlier in the year for breaking down a door and beating two people. One with a vacuum sweeper.
I have no choice but to deem Bruce Jamar Walston Shameful Human of the Week.