2006_11_midnightcat.jpgLast month, a woman walking on Blake Avenue in Brooklyn was almost hit by a cat that fell out of the air. The owner, Don Carter, who the woman saw looking at his third floor apartment window, took a limping Midnight the cat back inside. An anonymous tip was called into the ASPCA, and when a special agent interviewed him, Carter said the cat fell out of the window. Then he confessed that he threw her out because she wandered into an off-limits room, his son's bedroom. Apparently he thought the cat would survive the fall.

Carter was arrested and charged with aggravated animal cruelty and reckless endangerment. The NY Sun reports that "broken right leg and injuries to her jaw. Seven screws and a metal plate were required to allow her to walk again." Midnight is recovering at the ASPCA hospital.

Related: The Straight Dope covered the phenomenon of cats surviving falls.