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Man Burns Cats Who Were 'Plotting Against Him'
KRQE News 13 -- Albuquerque, NM ^ | November 8, 2002 | Derek Sciba

Posted on 11/08/2002 2:08:52 PM PST by Willie Green

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A Cedar Crest man mutilated and burned his beloved house cats and sprayed insecticide on a female friend because he thought they were shapeshifters.

Christopher Campbell, 42 told authorities that he believed his cats were shape shifters, mythical creatures who can change form, and that they were trying to kill him.

Bernalillo County sheriff's deputies arrested Campbell Wednesday, and say they've visited his house many times in the last few months, often for drug-related incidents.

"His behavior's been more repetitive, increasingly more violent and more outlandish," said Sgt. John McCauley.

Deputies found the cats in the garage, mutilated and burned, laid side by side in tire rims.

While deputies checked out the house, neighbors reported seeing a naked man running down the road. Campbell later slipped back into his house; sheriff's deputies found him naked in the closet of the back bedroom.

"He obviously needs some help for his mental issues, his drug problems, and he of course needs to answer for the crimes he committed," said McCauley.

Sheriff's deputies were called to the house a week earlier when a semi-nude woman ran screaming and crying to a neighbor's home.

Neighbor Bob Sturgeon says he and his wife put a bathrobe on the 25-year-old Shawntell Waites.

She eventually wanted a weapon to protect herself and demanded a knife from another neighbor.

"So she went in her shed and got a bow saw and some weed cutters, and I took them away from her," said Sturgeon.

Campbell told deputies he and Waites had been smoking crack cocaine earlier in the day.

He told deputies he became concerned when a shape shifter took over Waites' body, so he locked her in his laundry room and smashed the window with a fire poker "to keep an eye on her."

Campbell said he sprayed Waites with insecticide in an attempt to get her to jump out the window and leave.

He's being held with $100,000 bond at the Bernalillo County Detention center.

Conditions for his release also include taking all prescription medications and keeping appointments with doctors and psychologists. Deputies say his parents came from their home in Florida about three days ago to check on their son.

They told officers they went to Campbell's his home to find butter smeared on the doorknobs and jars of honey and jam dumped on the front and back porches. He had placed barbed wire and cacti around the house as a security measure.

When Campbell's parent's couldn't find him and saw his cats were dead, they feared he may have committed suicide. They told deputies they don't believe their son should be in jail, but in drug and mental health treatment.

They say New Mexico has limited treatment, and they would like for him to get help closer to their home in Florida.


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1 posted on 11/08/2002 2:08:52 PM PST by Willie Green
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To: Willie Green
Were they DemoCATS?
2 posted on 11/08/2002 2:10:19 PM PST by Enterprise
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To: Willie Green
Bernalillo County sheriff's deputies arrested Campbell Wednesday, and say they've visited his house many times in the last few months, often for drug-related incidents.

Sigh...this thread will be full of libertarians any second now.

3 posted on 11/08/2002 2:10:32 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Enterprise
Were they DemoCATS?

Double sigh...and people who think animal abuse is funny.

4 posted on 11/08/2002 2:11:57 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Willie Green
Cats jumping through flaming hoops in Key West.
5 posted on 11/08/2002 2:12:45 PM PST by Chancellor Palpatine
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To: Enterprise
Where do I begin? This entire article is more strange than Frank Drebin of Police Squad.
6 posted on 11/08/2002 2:15:00 PM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
I know - I just saw an ad in the paper - dog found on the side of the road (with bed, toys and food and a broken heart!) I just wept when I heard that.
7 posted on 11/08/2002 2:16:12 PM PST by areafiftyone
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To: Willie Green
Them shapeshifters are real bad dudes. I've seen 'em. But they're kinda hard to describe, ya know?
8 posted on 11/08/2002 2:20:16 PM PST by the_doc
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To: Gunslingr3; FLdeputy
A Cedar Crest man mutilated and burned his beloved house cats and sprayed insecticide on a female friend because he thought they were shapeshifters.

And who hasn't had to deal with shapeshifters from time to time? At least they're less intrusive than Smurfs.

9 posted on 11/08/2002 2:20:18 PM PST by Jonathon Spectre
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To: PetroniDE
Ping to ya...
10 posted on 11/08/2002 2:21:30 PM PST by antivenom
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To: Willie Green
A cat-i-lit-it reaction to his medication no doubt.
11 posted on 11/08/2002 2:23:03 PM PST by putupon
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To: Willie Green
There used to be state run mental hospitals that were able to treat the mentally afflicted while at the same time, protecting the general public from these unstable and sometimes dangerous people. But someone decided it was cruel and unfair to put crazy people in hospitals at the tax payers expense so they shut them down. Now the tax payers fund their trials and suffer the damage done to society.
Psychotics are not friendly "victims" in need of liberal group-hugs....they need to be taken off the streets so that sane, law-abiding people (AND cats) can live a peaceful life.
12 posted on 11/08/2002 2:23:40 PM PST by aeronca
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To: Willie Green
Perhaps he has been attacked by the dreaded Viking Kittens.
13 posted on 11/08/2002 2:25:41 PM PST by AndrewSshi
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To: aeronca; Phil V.
...they need to be taken off the streets so that sane, law-abiding people (AND cats) can live a peaceful life.

Yes. Don't forget the cats. I wonder if anyone thought that Sox was a shape shifter?

14 posted on 11/08/2002 2:26:25 PM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March
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To: Willie Green
and they would like for him to get help closer to their home in Florida.

He may be coming to the right place. Last week, in my part of Florida, a resident of a group home for the mentally ill cut the tail off the house cat and, as he was being taken back to a more secure facility, informed the deputies that he had eaten the tail.

His roommate at the home said he attacked the cat because he believed it was stealing his mail.

15 posted on 11/08/2002 2:26:28 PM PST by livius
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To: Willie Green
So, what's your point?? (/gallows humor)
16 posted on 11/08/2002 2:27:46 PM PST by tracer
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
I'll raise your double sigh to three sighs.
17 posted on 11/08/2002 2:28:34 PM PST by Enterprise
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To: Willie Green
Shapeshifters are real and you ignore 'em at your own risk...



19 posted on 11/08/2002 2:30:55 PM PST by Drango
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To: Willie Green
Some sicko butchered a cat in my neighborhood last week, and now I have to find homes for her tiny little kittens.

Anyone want one?
20 posted on 11/08/2002 2:30:58 PM PST by Britton J Wingfield
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
"Campbell told deputies he and Waites had been smoking crack cocaine earlier in the day."

Other than the poor little kitties being killed, this story is hilarious.

21 posted on 11/08/2002 2:32:08 PM PST by Enterprise
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Sigh...this thread will be full of libertarians any second now.

No, it'll be invaded by knee-jerk anti-libertarians who think that "drugs" and "libertarians" are synonymous.

Oops, it already has been.

22 posted on 11/08/2002 2:36:01 PM PST by Dan Day
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To: Willie Green
Man Burns Cats Who Were 'Plotting Against Him'

Heck, it'd be unusual to find a cat that *wasn't* plotting against us.

23 posted on 11/08/2002 2:38:28 PM PST by Dan Day
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To: Drango
So what human form does THAT gecko turn in to.
24 posted on 11/08/2002 2:39:27 PM PST by Enterprise
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To: Enterprise
Other than the poor little kitties being killed, this story is hilarious.

The cats should have had better sense. Besides, who's to say they weren't, in fact, shapeshifters? Look at rats. They prove that shapeshifting is possible. So do RINOs.

25 posted on 11/08/2002 2:48:52 PM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March
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To: Dan Day
Heck, it'd be unusual to find a cat that *wasn't* plotting against us.

Don't trust those purs.

26 posted on 11/08/2002 2:50:57 PM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
Well, I was just talking to my cat. You know what her first reaction was when I told her this guy killed his cats? She said, and I quote - "Well, they must have been DemoCATS or shape shifters." I swear it's true!
27 posted on 11/08/2002 2:56:02 PM PST by Enterprise
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To: Enterprise; Willie Green
I must apologise to Willie Green for contributing to the juvenile humor of this most serious thread. We have a dire situation in America. Men are burning their cats, spraying down women with insecticide, and running down the street naked. We must look at this with a serious, keen eye. It would be moronic and yes, even juvenile to laugh at this kind of behavior.
28 posted on 11/08/2002 3:38:34 PM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March
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To: backhoe; MeeknMing
Something very, very serious and disturbing to check into.
29 posted on 11/09/2002 5:22:35 AM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March
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To: greasyHeart
Warms my heart. Truth is, I'm a cat lover, like most people who pop off with kittie jokes. I must admit, this thread made me laugh more than when we talked about the UN wanting to regulate the methane emissions of livestock.
31 posted on 11/09/2002 7:37:40 AM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
The guys a real PREvert, huh?....

Sorry, cats (and catlovers). No offense intended.

32 posted on 11/09/2002 11:02:20 AM PST by MeekOneGOP
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
He needs help....


33 posted on 11/09/2002 11:05:52 AM PST by MeekOneGOP
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
I hope this isn't the shape of things to come.
34 posted on 11/09/2002 6:58:55 PM PST by putupon
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To: aeronca
"There used to be state run mental hospitals that were able to treat the mentally afflicted while at the same time, protecting the general public from these unstable and sometimes dangerous people. But someone decided it was cruel and unfair to put crazy people in hospitals at the tax payers expense so they shut them down. Now the tax payers fund their trials and suffer the damage done to society.

Psychotics are not friendly "victims" in need of liberal group-hugs....they need to be taken off the streets so that sane, law-abiding people (AND cats) can live a peaceful life."

Can you say, "Thank YOU Jimmy Carter!". . . . I thought you could.

35 posted on 11/09/2002 10:33:28 PM PST by S.O.S121.500
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To: putupon; MeeknMing
I think this. You have butter smeared on the doorknobs. You have jelly and jam on the porches. If you bring some dry toast you have a nice breakfast. I call that hospitality. The man's a genious. That is why I recommend him to have a high level position in the DNC. Perhaps he could replace McAwful as DNC chairman. Or perhaps he could be the next minority leader of the Senate. Pelosi will do just fine as she leads the minority in the House. He would blend in seamlessly. I'm quite series.
36 posted on 11/10/2002 6:51:43 AM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March
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To: Willie Green
Shawntell...ah yes.
37 posted on 11/10/2002 7:11:33 AM PST by ricpic
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
It's the World Serious.....
38 posted on 11/10/2002 12:22:48 PM PST by MeekOneGOP
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
The man's a genious. That is why I recommend him to have a high level position in the DNC.

Genious is an understatement. The gifted often see things that others cannot. I saw that movie A Brilliant Mind. That guy was genius and saw all kind of stuff others didn't. I have no doubt that there is something to this shapeshifting business.

It is the result of global warming causing waves of reality to shift much as the heat in the desert bends light.

This modern day Einstien needs to be in a position of power where he can do something about the cataclymeric results of environmental irresponsibility by BIG OIL.We should lay the blame where it belongs, at the feet of G.W. Bush (friend of BIG OIL) who would not sign the Kyoto Treaty.

When I see G. W. Bush, it seems like those cats are getting torched all over again.

39 posted on 11/10/2002 5:43:20 PM PST by putupon
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To: putupon
Yes, I think perhaps this man could be the best secret weapon to save the earth from a new ice age... er... scratch that. He would save the earth from global warming. He should be in a high level position. I think he should replace McAwful. Imagine the campaign ads he could create. It would be devastating. And he would get along quite well with Nancy Pelosi, Timber Tom Dass-hole, and even the most brilliant of their heavy hitting contributers, PETA.

Loral/Shwartz/LIPPO/not-from-China contributers would feel that he is a useful idiot... er I mean a diamond in the rough.

Perhaps he could even expose Paul Weyrich's confession of masterminding the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy? Naw! Confessions make proof impossible in this brave new world. I forgot.
40 posted on 11/12/2002 6:20:21 AM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March
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To: Willie Green
And one must ask - were these standard garden variety shapeshifters? Or skinwalkers?
41 posted on 12/05/2002 12:37:19 PM PST by dark_lord
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