Feline brave: A Mississippi man says his cat helped prevent a home robbery. Bandit the cat meowed and clawed at owner Fred Everitt's arms to wake him when at least two people tried to break in. “You hear of guard dogs,” said Everitt. “This is a guard cat.” https://t.co/k4CCoPU3rH— AP Oddities (@AP_Oddities) August 3, 2022
Bandit lives with her human, Fred Everitt, in Tupelo, Mississippi. At about 2:30 AM on July 25, Bandit began loudly meowing in the kitchen. Then she ran to Everitt's bed, pulled the comforter off of him, and clawed at his arms.
Everitt woke up to investigate what was going wrong. That's when he saw two men just outside his back door. One had a handgun and the other had a crowbar. Everitt immediately retrieved his own gun. By the time he returned to the door, the two men had fled.
Bandit, despite her name, demonstrated a deep aversion to thievery and loyalty to her human. Everitt attributes his safety to her quick thinking.