A former Australian soldier accused of storming an animal shelter to retrieve his cat pleaded responsible Monday to fees from the offense, in line with native stories.  

Tony Wittman, 45, wore full fight gear and was armed with a pretend assault rifle when he barged into The Lost Dogs’ Home in Melbourne Jan. 11. 

Tony Wittman

Tony Wittman

A 23-year-old worker pleaded for her life as Wittman tied her up and questioned her concerning the whereabouts of his cat, 9 News reported

Wittman instructed the worker to depend to 100, and he left the shelter with out retrieving his cat. Police arrested him when he returned the following day, ABC reported


Wittman reportedly instructed police he suffers from PTSD due to his navy service and “felt like he needed to get the cat back and acted without thinking about the consequences.” 

He pleaded responsible Monday within the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court to false imprisonment, aggravated housebreaking, legal injury, perjury, frequent legislation assault and carrying an imitation weapon, The Australian reported

Wittman’s subsequent court docket look is scheduled for February 2022, in line with stories. 

The Lost Dogs’ Home didn’t instantly reply to Fox News’ request for remark.