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

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

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


Wittman reportedly advised police he suffers from PTSD as a result of of his army 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, widespread regulation assault and carrying an imitation weapon, The Australian reported

Wittman’s subsequent court docket look is scheduled for February 2022, in accordance to reports. 

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