When they checked his truck, they found 4-year-old Navarro in a cage, and his fur was covered with oil, crushed red peppers and chili peppers.
Korkuc allegedly told police he was going to cook the cat for being ill-tempered.
The man has been charged with cruelty to animals. Animal advocates cleaned Navarro and put him up for adoption. It's not the cat's first time being put up for adoption - Korkuc adopted Navarro in May.