The winner of an auctioned storage facility made a grisly discovery when he came across the frozen bodies of cats inside his new prize on Monday afternoon.
The NYPD said they were called at about 5:26 p.m. at American Self Storage in Long Island City after a man said he found multiple dead cats inside a unit he had won in a bid, according to KTLA sister station WPIX.
Officers responded to location and discovered at least 40 frozen corpses of cats inside, according to police.
Police said the unit belonged to a woman who recently stopped paying rent on it. She has not been taken into custody at this time.
NYPD Animal Cruelty Investigation Squad and American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals are investigating.