Purr-fect Crimes: 6 Felines In Trouble With the Law
A FAMILY TRAPPED
“He’s charging at us,” said the frightened 911 caller. “He’s at our door.” Lee Palmer of Portland, Oregon, is referring to his 22-lb. Himalayan, Lux, who attacked his 8-month-old son and then proceeded to terrorize their family one evening last June in a stand off that ended with police bringing a dog to subdue the cat. Later in a therapy session, My Cat From Hell cat expert Jackson Galaxy called the cat “the most complicated character I think I’ve ever dealt with.”
TERROR IN TEXAS
Houston had no idea what hit it last August, when a man walking his dog said a crazed feline attacked him early in the morning in the Houston Heights area – and he had the battle scars to prove it (see Click Houston’s news segment here). Keri Smith, another local, corroborated the story: “We were walking across the street and we saw this cat and it just launched off the porch and came running at us,” Smith said. “He probably chased us about a half a block.”
DENIS THE MENACE
Missing something? If you live in Luton, England, chances are good that Denis the cat burglar swiped it. Soccer balls, sweatshirts, leggings, T-shirts – they’re all things the thieving feline has stolen from his neighbors’s yards and clotheslines at night. A security camera set up by his owner helped expose his criminal ways. “He didn’t seem the type,” says his owner in this Animal Planet video. “We thought he was a little angel.”
WHEN CATS ATTACK
It was a four-hour stand off. On one side was Mohammed Lokman, a Connecticut man too terrified to enter his own home. The purr-petrator? Lokman’s 8-lb. cat. He called 911 when the “too aggressive” feline – who’d given birth the day before – attacked in June. “I was inside and she attacked me, and she scratched me in my leg and [bit] me. So me and my wife, we come outside and now we cannot go in the home like for three, four hours,” Lokman told the operator.
This 4-year-old Russian blue was not happy. The cat named Kush went berserk last July after one of his owners accidentally stepped on his tail, prompting his owners to dial 911. Florida authorities stepped in and quarantined the kitty for 10 days at a pet shelter.
It’s the stuff that juicy true crime stories are made of: stuffed animals! Cwtch the Siamese cat first made headlines in 2008 for stealing stuffed toys around town in Swindon, England, and delivering them to his owner’s newborn daughter, Dinah (watch him in action here). Some of the items in his haul: four teddy bears, a stuffed rabbit, a dinosaur, a dolphin and an elephant.