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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
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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.

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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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