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Man killed kitten after being told animal wouldn't be allowed on MetroLink, officials say

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Decalos Edwards Johnson-Foston is accused of killing a kitten at a Belleville MetroLink platform (Credit: KMOV) Decalos Edwards Johnson-Foston is accused of killing a kitten at a Belleville MetroLink platform (Credit: KMOV)

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KMOV.com) – A 23-year-old man from St. Louis is facing an animal cruelty charge after allegedly killing a kitten on a Belleville MetroLink platform after being told he couldn’t board with the animal Friday.

Decalos Edwards Johnson-Foston showed up at the Belleville Station MetroLink with a kitten on his shoulders. When a security officer told him the animal wouldn’t be allowed on the train, Johnson-Foston allegedly threw the kitten to the ground, injuring it, then stomped on its head, killing it, and walked away.

“Actions like this are so senseless, it is hard to comprehend at times. If you cannot or will not take care of an animal, please take it to the nearest shelter for proper care,” said St. Clair County Sheriff’s Capt. Bruce Fleshren.

After killing the kitten, Johnson-Foston boarded a bus, according to the report sent out by the sheriff’s department.

Johnson-Foston was taken into custody on the bus at College Station. According to the sheriff’s department, the suspect had also taken money out of another bus rider’s wallet.

Johnson-Foston was charged with aggravated cruelty to animals. He is currently in custody at the St. Clair County Jail on a $75,000 bond.

Anyone who was on the platform at the time of the incident is asked to contact St. Clair County Sheriff’s investigators at 618-825-5204.

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