Man Shoots Woman Multiple Times in Cat-Related Dispute

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — A man in Lee County, Florida, was arrested on charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon after allegedly shooting a woman multiple times during an argument over cats. Glenn William White II, 59, is accused of shooting his host, Autumn Amor, after she complained about his growing collection of cats. White is currently being held in custody with a $25,000 bond.

The incident took place on Friday, March 8, when deputies responded to a distress call from Amor’s home. White had been evicted from his own home and was temporarily staying with Amor. However, their disagreement escalated when White continued to bring home cats despite Amor’s objections. Amor requested that the cats be kept outside, but White would hide them in the guest bedroom, causing an unpleasant odor.

According to the arrest affidavit, when Amor went to search for the cats in White’s room, he unexpectedly returned, stood in the doorway, and began shooting. Amor was struck multiple times but survived, as White ran out of bullets. She pleaded with him to call 911, but he initially slapped her phone out of her hand before eventually making the call himself.

Amor believes that the eviction was a contributing factor to White’s violent reaction. She speculates that the gun he used was not meant for her, but for the people responsible for his eviction. A hearing for the case has been scheduled for April 8.

During their investigation, authorities discovered four casings and a firearm in the bedroom. The exact statements made by White to the deputies following his arrest have been withheld. Despite surviving the ordeal, Amor insists that White be charged for his actions.

The incident serves as a sobering reminder of the importance of resolving conflicts peacefully. Unresolved disputes can lead to dangerous situations, highlighting the need for peaceful resolutions to prevent violence.