Bomb Scare Crisis Ends with Kittens and Meows
The bomb squad was called out Thursday night when a Wellston, OH woman thought domestic terrorism after seeing someone leave a taped up box near a neighbor’s porch. Four hours later the box was found to contain a litter of kittens.
Ruby Miller called authorities at 11 pm on Thursday night after witnessing something that did not look right, a young woman running down the street and dropping off a box. Ruby’s mind took the leap to terrorism, and she reported the incident as an emergency. Ruby’s call brought out fire, police, sheriff’s and emergency management personnel, who set up a bomb threat perimeter, evacuating a city block around the box, which was duct taped and had what are described as strange crayon markings on it. Columbus, OH sent their bomb squad, with a special bomb investigation robot to open the box.
By 3am the box was opened and revealed its contents: three small kittens, who had been left at the neighbor’s doorstep, along with a bag of cat food. Donna Smith, who first took the kittens, says the incident was an act of desperation that shows the need for a local cat shelter. The kittens are now in the care of municipal employee Melissa Humphries until they can find homes.