Buffalo, NY -The Cheektowaga man accused of marinating his cat failed to show up for a scheduled appearance Tuesday morning in Buffalo City Court.
A non-appearance bench warrant has now been issued for 51-year-old Gary Korkuc.
Buffalo police believe the cat could have become a meal, however, had they not pulled over a Cheektowaga man for failing to stop at a stop sign on the 1100 block of Broadway earlier this month.
According to a police report officers in the process of ticketing Gary Korkuc, 51, discovered the cat which "...appeared to be marinating in crushed red pepper, chili powder, salt and oil" inside his car.
"From what we understand from Buffalo Police the person who owned this kitty was marinating him in order to cook him," said Gina Browning, Spokesperson for the SPCA of Erie County.
Korkuc denies he was planning to eat the cat.
"No, no that's conjecture and that's an assumption," Korkuc told WGRZ-TV.