Family calls 911 to be rescued from 22-pound cat

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 12:09pm

A 22-pound house cat held its owners hostage in Portland, Oregon.

The family even had to call 911 to be rescued.

They were hiding from their cat, Lux.

They say he scratched their seventh month old, and when he got a swift kick for that, the cat lost its mind.

“I grabbed my son, and I grabbed the dog and ran to the back bedroom,” said Teresa Barker.

The baby wasn't seriously hurt. His father soon ran for safety too and called 911.

“He's charging us. He's at our door, our bedroom door,” the father told the 911 operator.

Police used a snare and eventually got the cat behind bars, so to speak, although no one is safe from the cat puns.

“Certainly it could have been CATastrophic had it been attacking the officers,” said Sargent Pete Simpson, of the Portalnd Police Department.

What happens to the 22 pound trouble maker?

“Now that I have a baby, maybe its not so good to have the cat,” said Teresa Barker. 


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