How do you thaw a chef?

Before eight people were shot, four slaughtered, at a downtown restaurant, the talk of the town was the “marinated” cat, the one some angry fool was caught with after being pulled over by a cop who then heard the yowling from the trunk. The thing was allegedly slathered in oil and chilies in preparation for cooking. Of course none of the coverage asked the obvious as my consort did: Shouldn’t he have skinned it first?