Teen seen on video pepper spraying kitten will not be charged

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BRISTOL, VA (WJHL) – A 17-year-old seen on video pepper spraying a kitten will not be charged. 

The Bristol, Virginia Police Department told News Channel 11 they presented a referral of probable cause to a juvenile intake worker at Bristol Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. A juvenile intake worker has similar authority to a magistrate.

The intake worker decided not to continue with charges against the teenager. 

Since the case involves a juvenile, no information or details on the decision are available. 

The kitten was treated and is in good condition. It has already been adopted and given the name “Peppy.”

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