By Mark Hallum
The highest bidder in a storage unit auction in Long Island City was surprised to find his winnings in the form of dozens of dead cats.
Police from the 108th Precinct responded to a call about a possible crime at the American Self Storage facility at 47-30 29th St. around 5:30 p.m. Monday to find two freezers stacked with approximately 40 dead cats.
The ASPCA was called and an investigation is underway to find the former renter who had stopped paying the monthly fee on the unit, police said.
There have been no arrests made at this time.
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