Cat Terrorizes Family

A family in Portland, Oregon, was held hostage in a bedroom by their 22-pound cat Lux. The cat had attacked and scratched Lee Palmer’s 7-month-old baby and threatened the rest of the family. Palmer called 911.

Dispatchers stayed on the phone while the couple locked themselves — along with their baby and the family dog — in a bedroom, Simpson said.

Owner Lee Palmer told dispatchers the 4-year-old male cat "has a history of violence," and had scratched his 7-month old son in the forehead.

Palmer said he tried to get the cat off his son: "I kicked the cat in the rear, and it has gone over the edge. He's trying to attack us -- he's very hostile. He's at our door; he's charging us."

Police responded and were able to wrestle to cat into a carrier with a dog snare. The 911 recording can be heard at the Oregonian. -via Boing Boing

(Image credit: Lee Palmer)


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minor update : supposedly the cat is back and home and might wind up on that animal planet show "my cat from hell"

I still say the parents look like druggies
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I think I heard that the baby pulled the cat's tail. I live near Portland and it's been on the local news every day. The mother of the baby said they'll keep an eye on it's behavior and if it acts up again, it's outta there.
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