There are some things I just don’t understand. Random acts of violence (especially interpersonal, impersonal violence) are high on my list.
It would be interesting to see what happens if she is identified and caught. After all, the location of the camera is known, so, probably her relatives would know. How much stigma would be involved? She does look around to see if there is anyone to see her dump the cat. But it’s the Surveillance Society, lady, you gotta look up too.
For me, the question is more a psychological one: is she a cat hater (who is willing to pet a cat, a la the Pied Piper, just to catch it), or has she got a relatively ordinary disposition toward cats/animals and her actions were a function of the immediate event environment? This is important, in case it is possible that we all could someday wake up and start throwing away cats. Or if empty streets and surveillance cameras cause otherwise ordinary people to throw away cats, we’ve really got to go outside more. Or keep our cats indoors.
UPDATE: Turns out that the video posted above was used by police in Coventry (or, is being used) to find the woman who put Kitty Lola into the bin.