Photo: Police issue warning to cat holding ‘assault rifle’

“The feline was contacted by our K-9 … and was determined to be in possession of a non-lethal branch”

By Lizzy Acker
The Oregonian

NEWPORT, Ore. — On Tuesday, the Newport Police Facebook page, which is possibly the best local police Facebook page in America, posted a picture of a cat in a tree.

But this was no regular cat-in-a-tree. The cat looked distressingly like it was holding an assault rifle.

Ultimately though, Newporters can breathe a sigh of relief, because according to the Newport Police, “Reports of an armed cat this morning were unfounded.”

“The feline was contacted by our canine,” the post continues, “and was determined to be in possession of a non-lethal branch.”

Still, the Newport Police weren’t going to let the cat off scot-free.

“The cat was given a verbal warning,” Newport Police said on Facebook, “for posing with what could be mistaken as an assault rifle while wearing poor camouflage attire.”


©2017 The Oregonian (Portland, Ore.)


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