A man has been arrested after smashing a kitten which interrupted his gaming.

Police were called to a 21-year-old man’s Virginia apartment one evening after his girlfriend reported that he had thrown her pet kitten against a wall, killing it “in front of her kids,” say the police.

The cat had apparently disconnected his console, enraging him.

He has been charged with animal cruelty and disorderly conduct, both misdemeanors. He also had a variety of prior felony convictions for violence.

Which game and console he was playing is unfortunately not specified.