Skip to comments.Cat steals 600 items in 3 years
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.
Hes 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 neighbors bikini bottom drying outside, and came back for the top a few minutes later. He stole someones tighty whities.
The best part of ABCNews 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.
I wondered what happened to those.
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.
What a delightful report. Thanks for posting!
Later the cat brought the top and to everyone’s surprise it was a different size!
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.
Cats aren’t the only ones that steal stuff:
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.