Oregon family dial 911 after 22-pound pet cat holds them hostage in bedroom
Lux the cat proved to be a meow-sive threat to his owners Lee Palmer and Teresa Barker, after hurting their 7-month-old child and trapping them in their own home.
By Lee Moran / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 8:00 AM.
Lux the cat (who has already inspired his own parody Twitter account) had to be subdued by cops after he became violent.
An Oregon family were forced to dial 911 after their 22-pound pet cat went berserk and held them hostage in their own home.
Lee Palmer and partner Teresa Barker were holed up in their Portland bedroom Sunday after bad mog Lux scratched their 7-month-old child in the face before seriously freaking out.
Even their pet dog fled to safety, terrified that the puss would cause further damage.
Phoning for help at 7:55 p.m., Palmer told dispatchers the cat had attacked their child and was now trying to force its way into their room.
Smokey the dog knew he was no match for Lux and escaped before the situation escalated.
"I kicked him in the rear and he just went off, over the edge," Palmer said.
"We are not safe around the cat. We're trapped in the bedroom. He won't let us out of the door," he added.
With the black-and-white Himalayan screeching in the background, he warned cops to be on their guard if they stormed the property.
Teresa Barker isn't sure if they'll be keeping Lux after seeing his wrath.
"If I leave the bedroom, I'm going to have to fight the cat. Tell them to be careful, the police," he added.
RELATED: 16TH CENTURY WAR MANUAL SHOWS ‘ROCKET CAT’ WEAPONRY
With the dispatcher remaining on the line, cops arrived and managed to trap the badly-behaved beast.
"They saw him dart into the kitchen, attempting to flee custody," Portland Police Bureau Sgt. Pete Simpson told KGW.com.
"Officers were able to outwit the Himalayan, who climbed on to the top of the refrigerator, and get a snare around him and safely get the cat behind bars in its crate," he added.
There's currently no word as to whether the family will keep Lux, according the KGW.com.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nati...#ixzz2vkr8xACY