Cat Outsmarts Potential Catnapper

Lincoln police asked the media to post the owner’s video in an attempt to locate the culprit. A neighbor recognized the girl and got in touch with police.

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Mo, minding his own business on his front porch, escaped a would-be catnapper. The entire incident was caught on video. (Photo: Samuel Evertson)

Mo is an indoor cat, but on occasion his owner, Samuel Evertson, will have the tiger kitty join him and his wife on the front porch to get some fresh air. Typically, they are all together, but in this particular instance, he was left alone as the couple sat inside watching TV. That’s when a would-be cat burglar swooped in, attempting to steal away the cat.

Mo, however, had plans of his own and escape the clutches of his captor.

Sam told the Omaha World-Herald he has had his feline buddy for eight years and had no idea who the young woman was. Lincoln police asked the media to post the video in an attempt to locate the the girl for questioning. A neighbor recognized the culprit and got in touch with police.

The police believe the 17-year old girl may have been trying to steal the cat on dare and, after making contact, sent her to the country attorney to respond to attempted larceny and trespassing charges.

The girl’s mother has said her daughter would apologize to the owner for the incident.

Officers have referred her to the Lancaster County Attorney’s Office for attempted larceny and trespassing.

The girl’s mother told police she would have her daughter apologize to the owner.

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3 thoughts on “Cat Outsmarts Potential Catnapper

  1. That is really “cat-astrophe”. Good job Mo. By the way, that is not the way to own a cat, usually, a cat will own you. I remember when I was a teenager like that, a stray cat was following me anywhere, whenever I went to school, in the end, I felt that that cat really like me, so the cat owns me, then I end up to take care of her. Just my true story.

    I hope that catnapper really apologizes to the owner and make she learnt a lesson.

  2. Mo is a very smart kitty. He is an indoor cat but I believe he should out for fresh air and warm sunlight at least on the porch. It is not Mo’s parents’ fault. Sometime catnapper can come but no one can foretell who is a thief. We just need to be a little bit careful instead of blocking our fur babies in the home for 24 hrs. The girl should be charged by law. If she really wanted to have own cat, there are lots of helpless stray kitties on road. She should give them home with love instead of stealing other’s loving cat. She deserves it and Mo, I am proud of you.

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