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Paw-ssible burglary turns out to just be a cat, who is ‘quickly detained’: police

2019-09-08

Police said they responded to break-in at a rural southwest Florida home on Sunday night only to discover a small cat. (Collier County Sheriff's Office)

A suspected burglar turned out to a cat, “claw” enforcement said.

Authorities said they responded to a paw-ssible break-in at a rural southwest Florida home on Sunday night only to discover a small black and white furball at the Collier County residence.

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“The ‘cat burglar’ was quickly detained and turned over to Collier County Domestic Animal Services for safekeeping and fur-ther questioning,” said the Collier County Sheriff’s office in a Facebook post.

The sheriff’s office included an image of the feline propped up behind bars in a cop car.

UPDATE: Great news! Our cat burglar was micro-chipped. He has been identified as Bones and our partners at D.A.S. are in...

Posted by Collier County Sheriff's Office on Monday, September 2, 2019

The “cat burglar,” whose name is Bones, was micro-chipped for his troubles, according to the police. Domestic Animal Services was working to contact Bones’ owners, the social media post said.

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