By CBSMiami.com Team

OAK HILL (CBSMiami/CNN) – The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Florida woman accused of throwing a cat locked in a crate into a river.

Christa Anne Thistle, 53, has been charged with animal cruelty and simple assault.

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Deputies were called to the Riverwood Park Campground in Oak Hill shortly before 7 p.m. Thursday.

Investigators learned that Thistle and her boyfriend recently broke up and they got into a fight over him not leaving fast enough. That’s when, deputies said, Thistle picked up the ex-boyfriend’s cat, Stanley, who was inside of his crate, and threw him into the river.

Stanley the cat soaked after being rescued. (Source: CNN)

Thistle’s ex-boyfriend jumped into the water to rescue the cat, deputies said, but the animal was still submerged for 20 seconds.

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“Stanley was still wet and shivering when deputies arrived, and the boyfriend was wet from the waist down, consistent with jumping in the river to save him,” a report said.

Deputies said Thistle demanded to be taken to jail so she could “make a phone call, bond out and kill her ex-boyfriend.”

She was transported to the Volusia County Branch Jail where she remained in custody Friday morning.

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