The cat ‘got away’ from the owner....didn’t you read the article? That happens ya know...a cat will escape ....I have an escape artist at home too....try to keep my eye on her but she also has plans.
I read the article and am familiar with that part of town. I bought my dog from a lady who lived a couple blocks from there. I had house cats and know they can get loose, but I don’t know the history with that particular animal, whether or not the owner lets it out at night or keeps it under lock and key.