(CBS/AP) LAFAYETTE, Colo. - Police in a Denver suburb say when a 19-year-old man went for a jog and his cat couldn't keep up, he tied the animal to a rock - and that's not a good thing.
Lafayette police gave 19-year-old Seth Franco a ticket on suspicion of animal cruelty, a municipal offense.
Sgt. Fred Palmer says Franco brought his cat on a leash to a park path on Wednesday. According to the Boulder Daily Camera newspaper, witnesses told police that Franco secured the feline's leash to a rock while he finished his run. A passer-by called police.
Palmer says a city ordinance "prohibits that kind of tethering."
The cat wasn't injured, so it was released back to its owner.