REDWOOD CITY -- A Daly City man accused of "viciously" biting both of his parents and threatening to burn their house down when they denied him visitation with the family cat will spend seven months in jail as part of a plea deal, prosecutors said.

Yevgeniy Bolshakov, 26, pleaded no contest to felony assault charges Tuesday for attacking his parents in their shared apartment, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. The mayhem count he received for the fight over the beloved family cat was subsequently dropped from the list of charges.

Bolshakov had just returned to his Daly City home from a Thanksgiving trip and asked his parents to see the pet he missed while he was away. His parents went on to tell him that the cat, who had just had surgery, was not up for having visitors, Wagstaffe said.

The man reportedly lashed out at his 64-year-old father, punching him repeatedly in the head and biting a chunk of flesh out of his arm before moving on to his elbow and chin, prosecutors said. Bolshakov then punched his 52-year-old mother and bit her hand when she tried to intervene.

When police responded and led the man away, he yelled that he wanted to kill both of his parents and burn their apartment down.

According to Wagstaffe, the man must undergo counseling and is prohibited from having contact with his parents as part of the plea deal. He remains in San Mateo County jail, where he will serve out the rest of his sentence.

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