West York man still sought after ex-girlfriend's cat is returned

Aimee Ambrose
York Dispatch

A West York woman's cat has been returned safely after her ex-boyfriend allegedly broke into her home, stole the pet and threatened to kill the animal.

West York Police Chief Matthew Millsaps said Monday that a third party anonymously returned Yuuki overnight, and that the cat is safe.

A felony arrest warrant has been issued for Kahliek Woods, 19, for burglary and theft stemming from an incident that took place on April 30. Borough police and the York County Sheriff’s Department are also attempting to serve an active protection from abuse order against Woods. 

Kahliek Woods

Woods allegedly broke into his ex-girlfriend's West York home and stole Yuuki, her pet calico cat. He allegedly continues to harass and threaten his ex-girlfriend and, according to police, and has told third parties that he is going to hurt or kill the cat.

Police said Woods also left a message with his former girlfriend saying that he killed the cat. 

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Police say that Woods is possibly in East York and has been evading authorities since the protective order was issued against him. 

Yuuki is a pet cat that was allegedly stolen by Kahliek Woods April 30, 2023.

In addition to the charges and the protective order against Woods, there is a court-ordered condition that the cat is to be returned if he tries to indicate to someone that it is his.  

Police are still seeking Woods, he said.

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If you know of his whereabouts, please call 911 or notify the West York Borough Police or the York County Sheriff’s Office PFA Unit immediately. 

Staff writer Anthony Maenza contributed to this report.