A 37-year-old homeless Stevens Point man put a bag containing a dead cat, a loaf of bread and a dollar bill wrapped around a rock into a bank deposit box to "cleanse the bank of fraud," according to a criminal complaint.
Justin Doppsmith is jailed on $1,500 bond after being charged with two felonies and two misdemeanors. He has pleaded not guilty.
An employee at Associated Bank on Main Street was “very disturbed” by the June 5 incident, the complaint said.
Police say it appeared the cat was dead for some time.
When Doppsmith was stopped by officers, he said the officer was “not a game warden,” he did not recognize his authority and he spit on an officer, the complaint said.
In a separate incident, Doppsmith was accused of setting a tree on fire to help the tree “molt,” court documents said.
Doppsmith faces more than 10 years behind bars if convicted of each charge. His attorney did not immediately return a call for comment.