- Associated Press - Monday, February 3, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) - A Chicago man has been arrested on animal cruelty charges after he allegedly posted a video on YouTube that showed him torturing and killing a rat and a mouse.

The Chicago Sun-Times (https://bit.ly/1gEd8Wz ) reports that 24-year-old Michael Semens appeared in court over the weekend and was released on a $10,000 recognizance bond by a judge. Semens was ordered to remain on electronic monitoring.

A police report says that Semens posted one video in which he can be seen cutting off part of a live rat’s tail and then cutting off both of its ears with surgical scissors.

Police say that in a second video, Semens can be seen using a Taser on a mouse that was caught in a glue trap until the animal died.

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