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Cat steals 600 items in 3 years
seattlepi.com / ABC ^ | 15 Feb 2011 | Animal Planet

Posted on 02/17/2011 8:27:39 PM PST by smokingfrog

Meet Dusty, a slightly pear-shaped, fawn-colored house cat, whose nightly theft raids have earned him the criminal alias of “Klepto.”

His San Mateo, Calif. owners figured the cat has stolen 600 items from the neighborhood in the past three years, amassing a growing pile of loot at home, ABCNews reported.

He’s not choosy. Stolen goods include towels, stuffed animals, gloves, socks, shoes, spongy footballs. He stole a Converse sneaker and returned later for the other one, the station said. He lifted a neighbor’s bikini bottom drying outside, and came back for the top a few minutes later. He stole someone’s tighty whities.

The best part of ABCNew’s report is the caught-in-the act, night-cam footage, showing Dusty waddling home with stolen stuff dragging between his legs.

His hard-working take for one night? Eleven items.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Humor; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: catburglar; dusty; kittyping; klepto
Video at link


1 posted on 02/17/2011 8:27:45 PM PST by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

Da Cat Burglar Libes!!!


2 posted on 02/17/2011 8:31:56 PM PST by Ronin ("Dismantle the TSA and send the screeners back to Wal-Mart.")
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To: smokingfrog

Democat


3 posted on 02/17/2011 8:34:26 PM PST by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: smokingfrog

Kittuh is cute. Not guilty.


4 posted on 02/17/2011 8:34:29 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: smokingfrog

Klepto Kat - perfect!


5 posted on 02/17/2011 8:35:11 PM PST by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: smokingfrog

At least he waited until she wasn’t wearing them.


6 posted on 02/17/2011 8:37:36 PM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: shove_it

Just like the Clintons when they left the WH!


7 posted on 02/17/2011 8:38:19 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: smokingfrog

Proof to my theory that a lot more goes on in a cat’s brain than they let on to us.


8 posted on 02/17/2011 8:38:38 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Klepto Klintoons?


9 posted on 02/17/2011 8:39:38 PM PST by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: Rembrandt; smokingfrog
Cat steals 600 items in 3 years

Democat

No kidding.

Won't be catisfied till they stole the shirt off your back.

10 posted on 02/17/2011 8:42:34 PM PST by bigheadfred (THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE HAS BEGUN)
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To: smokingfrog

How many pairs of Republican testicles have they found in his stash?


11 posted on 02/17/2011 8:45:08 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Overtaxed

Kitteh ping...


12 posted on 02/17/2011 8:55:50 PM PST by osagebowman
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To: smokingfrog

Man that is funny!


13 posted on 02/17/2011 8:57:22 PM PST by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: smokingfrog

Feline Felon


14 posted on 02/17/2011 9:49:12 PM PST by bunkerhill7
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To: bunkerhill7

Pussy Purloiner.


15 posted on 02/17/2011 9:59:11 PM PST by pankot
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To: shove_it
Klepto Klintoons?

Socks, the "Silverware Snatcher"?

16 posted on 02/17/2011 10:06:55 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15.)
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To: smokingfrog

How many people have cats? One, two, three, four...okay, ten. Now- let me ask you this...do ya trust ‘em? Because I’ve gotta get a pair of cat handcuffs and I gotta get ‘em right away. Just the little ones that go around the little front paws or maybe the manacles..four, to get all four paws. But what a drag; I found out my cat was embezzling from me. You think you know a cat for ten years, he pulls something like this. I found out that while I was away, he would go out to the mailbox, pick up the checks, take ‘em down to the bank and cash ‘em... disguised as me. He had the little kitty arrow through the head...and the little kitty bunny ears. And I wouldn’t have caught him, but I went out to his house where he sleeps...and there was about $3,000 worth of cat toys out there. Any you can’t return ‘em ‘cause they have spit all over them! So now I’m stuck with $3000 worth of cat toys! Oh, sure...they’re fun. You got the little rubber mouse; has a bell inside of it- Haw haw haw! Boy, I hate it when it goes under the sofa! Whoa, gimme that! Gimme that! Hiss! hiss!

-Steve Martin


17 posted on 02/17/2011 10:09:39 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: smokingfrog
That was really cool. And the fact that he goes back to match sets is unbelievable. My cats are to lazy to stand up when they eat out of their bowl.


18 posted on 02/17/2011 10:22:25 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: smokingfrog

SO FUNNY!


19 posted on 02/18/2011 3:29:13 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather ("Kick The Communists Out Of Your Govt. And Don't Accept Their Goodies"-Yuri Bezmenov-KGB Defector)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Kitty ping

 


20 posted on 02/18/2011 7:03:35 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: Responsibility2nd; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; ...
The Kitty Ping List: All Dusty, All The Time


21 posted on 02/18/2011 7:47:44 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

LOL!

Thieving meezers!


22 posted on 02/18/2011 7:52:12 AM PST by Califreak (November 2008 proved that Idiocracy isn't just a movie anymore)
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To: Califreak; Jack Deth

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2674816/posts?page=28#28


23 posted on 02/18/2011 7:55:47 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I saw that segment and thought I would die laughing!
Thanks for the ping on it. Dusty isn’t as dusty as one would think!

:o])


24 posted on 02/18/2011 7:56:22 AM PST by Monkey Face (Seen scrawled on a construction barricade, with an arrow pointing to our driveway: "BRAINZ!")
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To: smokingfrog

This cat is bringing his human gifts. I get them occasionally, but they normally consist of rodent parts. I got a bottle cap recently however.


25 posted on 02/18/2011 7:58:25 AM PST by alarm rider (The left will always tell you who they fear the most. What are they telling you now?)
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To: Monkey Face

Always a pleasure.


26 posted on 02/18/2011 8:35:05 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Sometimes I think that Miss Hissy Slashy would steal stuff for me.

But I keep her inside all the time anyway.


27 posted on 02/18/2011 9:01:25 AM PST by TheOldLady ("I am optimistic... [and] greatly heartened by the response of America in 2010..." - Lazamataz)
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To: TheOldLady

Good idea, even with the lost revenue.


28 posted on 02/18/2011 9:47:22 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Me: *snort* giggle

Miss Hissy Slashy: SSSSSSSSSSS pftth pftth [slash]


29 posted on 02/18/2011 11:17:37 AM PST by TheOldLady ("I am optimistic... [and] greatly heartened by the response of America in 2010..." - Lazamataz)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Cats simply adore trophies.


30 posted on 02/18/2011 11:27:49 AM PST by Lady Jag (Keep the 'ICk" in Democratic)
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To: smokingfrog

He’s guilty of Hissalaenous activities.


31 posted on 02/18/2011 12:07:02 PM PST by Young Werther ("Quae cum ita sunt" Since these things are so!)
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To: TheOldLady

Oh, like I don’t already have claw scars.


32 posted on 02/18/2011 12:07:28 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

She’s sorreeeee. Give her a tummy ru... uh, no, she’ll slash you again. Well, just scratch her head a little, but if her stubby little tail starts swishing back and forth, run.


33 posted on 02/18/2011 12:12:09 PM PST by TheOldLady ("I am optimistic... [and] greatly heartened by the response of America in 2010..." - Lazamataz)
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To: TheOldLady

Gotcha - I live with her sister-from-a-different-mother.


34 posted on 02/18/2011 12:17:00 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

:-D


35 posted on 02/18/2011 12:20:23 PM PST by TheOldLady ("I am optimistic... [and] greatly heartened by the response of America in 2010..." - Lazamataz)
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To: Rembrandt
Democat

LOL - first thing I thought of also!

36 posted on 02/18/2011 12:25:47 PM PST by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: stylecouncilor

ping


37 posted on 02/18/2011 1:07:29 PM PST by windcliff
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To: stylecouncilor

ping


38 posted on 02/18/2011 1:07:29 PM PST by windcliff
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To: smokingfrog

Live imitates famous Steve Martin standup routine bump.


39 posted on 02/18/2011 1:10:45 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: smokingfrog

< LOLSPEAK >
Hard-working kitteh tries to provide for his hoomin fambly.
< / LOLSPEAK >


40 posted on 02/18/2011 1:10:45 PM PST by thecodont
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To: Apple Blossom

ping


41 posted on 02/18/2011 1:10:54 PM PST by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: smokingfrog; Slings and Arrows; Lady Jag; SunkenCiv
He lifted a neighbor’s bikini bottom drying outside

I wondered what happened to those.

don't ask.

42 posted on 02/18/2011 2:27:30 PM PST by martin_fierro (Hooray PinkiePie!)
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To: martin_fierro; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; ...

ABC News caught the cat in the act with night-vision cameras, but can’t (or won’t bother to) prove Zero is US-born. Thanks martin.


43 posted on 02/18/2011 3:09:26 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: smokingfrog

What a delightful report. Thanks for posting!


44 posted on 02/18/2011 3:25:14 PM PST by FreeKeys ("Hey, Laser-Lips! Your mama was a snow blower!"-Johnny5, zapping the bad-guy robot in Short Circuit)
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To: martin_fierro

Later the cat brought the top and to everyone’s surprise it was a different size!


45 posted on 02/18/2011 6:14:10 PM PST by Lady Jag (Keep the 'ICk" in Democratic)
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To: dfwgator
How many people have cats? One, two, three, four...okay, ten. Now- let me ask you this...do ya trust ‘em? Because I’ve gotta get a pair of cat handcuffs and I gotta get ‘em right away

LOL When I read this, I thought of Steve, and Bill Engvall's bit about how his son's bucket of little green army guys kept getting less and less full, until he discovered that the cat had established a POW camp under the refrigerator, and was systematically placing the little green army guys in it.

46 posted on 02/18/2011 6:17:29 PM PST by Pilsner
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To: smokingfrog

Cats aren’t the only ones that steal stuff:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtJRvEaTXHw


47 posted on 02/18/2011 6:22:57 PM PST by Fresh Wind (TOTUS knows how to give a speech. Obama knows how to read.)
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To: alarm rider

I get them occasionally, but they normally consist of rodent parts.

************

Yeah, mine used to bring home live baby rabbits and I’d chase him with a broom until he dropped them. The bunny would hop away....most of the time. Sometimes it was a dead head of something big and ugly. Maybe a gopher?

That cat was so good at hunting wild game we were thinking he’d come dragging a deer home one day.


48 posted on 02/18/2011 6:53:01 PM PST by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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