This morning, Mesa police mentioned in a statement to the media that alleged cat mutilator Scott Graham told a "strange story" to investigators in response to the allegations.
Taking a look at court documents filed in the case, we have a pretty good guess as to what that strange story might be.
According to the court documents obtained by New Times, Graham was asked why there was a dead cat smell and apparent blood stains in the trunk of his car.
His response, according to the documents -- "several" cats snuck into his car one night and brawled in the trunk.
Believe it or not, Graham had a hard time coming up with the details of how and when he witnessed cats running a fight club in his trunk.
"The explanation seemed incredible," the probable-cause statement reads.
According to the cops, Graham was caught on a video-surveillance camera taking a cat from the top of the cat-owner's car near Guadalupe Road and Alma School Road about a month ago.
That cat was found a few days later, dead and mutilated behind a nearby strip mall. Another mutilated cat was found there too.
Police spoke with Graham's parents at their house after Graham was accused by a neighbor of taking the cat -- and throwing a cat at him out of his car window -- and they told police their son didn't even own a cat. In fact, the guy being investigated for stealing a whole lot of cats is actually allergic to cats, his parents told police.
Police also found Graham's clothing, gloves, and car floor mats "covered" in cat hair in his garage.
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Graham's other story to police was that he "played" with the 30 to 40 cats he abducted, then released them in a different area, according to the cops.
Graham's currently facing a felony animal-abuse charge, as well as a few misdemeanors. His bond was set at $9,800.