He has the “bizarre delusion [that he] was trying to ‘save’ a cat of his friend,” medical records show.
This story was bizarre, but the “delusion” was actually quite real.
The friend's cat Rumi had fallen 30 feet down a hole in the bathroom of his third-floor apartment and was trapped for 15 days!
It proved easier for Muth to earn his freedom than Rumi, who was still trapped in the duct when Muth was released six days later.
According to animal rescue experts, Rumi’s confinement proved to be one of the field’s greatest riddles.
“This was a very difficult cat rescue because there was no way to maneuver,” said Mike Pastore, director of field operations for the Center for Animal Care and Control. “There was no way to reach the cat and because of the length of time, I was getting worried that the cat would pass away.”
The story has a happy ending, as authorities advised Muth and the cat's owner to stop feeding him so he would be hungry enough to walk into a lasso and be pulled out. Link -via Fark