An man from Iowa is accused of stealing and torturing his ex-roommate's cat.
Chad Toney, 30, is now in custody after turning himself in on Thursday morning,
Toney is alleged to have broken into his former roommate's home February 1 and stealing his cat, Gladys.
He then sent the man photos of the cat being left in the cold and being physically abused, according to the Benton County Sheriff's Office.
The alleged abuse included stuffing the cat's head into snow and placing a wire around its neck, which Toney also documented with video to further torment his owner.
The cat was later returned to its owner after the crime was reported on Sunday.
The cat's owner, Spencer Kimm warned him that unless he gave the cat back he would post about the alleged abuse on social media.
He did so at Toney's insistence and the posting was shared more than 3,000 times before he finally took it down.
An Iowa man stole his former roommate’s cat and sent photos and video of the animal being tortured and abandoned outside in the cold. Chad Toney, 30, is now in police custody.