*OK, your first response to a story like this might be laughter, but your second would be like: What would I do?
A real call to 911 came from a man who is obviously a little embarrassed and a lot terrified.
Because the 22-pound cat who has lived with his family for years (and has a violent past) is very mad, and holding him and his family hostage on the other side of the bedroom door.
What could they possibly have done to make a cat behave this way, you might ask?
“I have a kind of particular emergency here,” Portland resident Lee Palmer can be heard telling a 911 dispatcher during the 911 call.
“I kicked the cat in the rear and it has went off over the edge and we aren’t safe around the cat,” Palmer said. “We’re trapped in our bedroom and he won’t let us out of our door.”
“Lux” a black-and-white Himalayan, had reportedly attacked the family’s 7-month-old baby. And when their son, Jesse, pulled the cat’s tail, Palmer and his girlfriend Teresa Barker, said that is when things went downhill, according to a report by ABC News.
“He was on top of the fridge, and then when something like that turns around and follows you, you’re kinda getting backed up,” said Barker, in this very revealing news report to local ABC affiliate KATU. “It’s kind of a small space in here, so yeah, it was very frightening.”
In the video, Palmer can be heard bringing the hissing cat to the attention of the 911 dispatcher; who acknowledges hearing it in the background.
Lux first jumped on the refrigerator in an attempt to escape police who eventually captured him with a snare and then put him in a crate.
“The cat did not want to get back in the cage, that was for sure,” Officer Timothy Bocciolatt told KATU. “He wanted to be free at that point.”
Watch this news report on the story.