Thursday, March 30, 2006

Better than a burglar alarm.

Crazy Cat Terrorizes Connecticut Town

Wed., March 29th 2006
Associated Press

FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Residents of the neighborhood of Sunset Circle say they have been terrorized by a crazy cat named Lewis. Lewis for his part has been uniquely cited, personally issued a restraining order by the town's animal control officer.

"He looks like Felix the Cat and has six toes on each foot, each with a long claw," Janet Kettman, a neighbor said Monday. "They are formidable weapons."

The neighbors said those weapons, along with catlike stealth, have allowed Lewis to attack at least a half dozen people and ambush the Avon lady as she was getting out of her car.

Some of those who were bitten and scratched ended up seeking treatment at area hospitals.

Animal Control Officer Rachel Solveira placed a restraining order on him. It was the first time such an action was taken against a cat in Fairfield.

In effect, Lewis is under house arrest, forbidden to leave his home.

Solveira also arrested the cat's owner, Ruth Cisero, charging her with failing to comply with the restraining order and reckless endangerment.

I particularly love that the AP chose to describe a cat's stealth as being "catlike." Their thesauruses must be collecting a lot of dust on the shelf.

I also love how they're taunting the supposedly psychotic cat with one of those feathers-on-a-stick things. Because taunting an angry cat, that's always a fine idea. And I have the mangled forearms to prove it.

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