Zachary Ky Murphy, 30 of Inkster, MI, was arrested this week after reports said he allegedly purchased a cat from a Rome pet store and then proceeded to burn it alive several hours later.

Reports added that on the same day, Murphy allegedly threw a fake pipe bomb into Alpha Smoke Shop on Turner McCall Blvd.

Murphy is charged with aggravated cruelty to animals, terroristic threats and acts and hoax devices.