Family calls 911 after crazed cat attacks baby, holds owners hostage

Cat attacks baby, holds family hostage photoWPXI News

PORTLAND, Ore. —  A crazed cat is behind bars after it attacked a baby and held an Oregon family hostage in a bedroom, forcing them to call 911.

According to KPTV, the ferocious feline — a 22-pound Himalayan named Lux — “went over the edge” Sunday evening after it was punished for scratching a couple’s 7-month-old baby. The baby was not injured.  

When the peeved pet began charging at its owners, the family and their dog hid in a bedroom, where they called 911.

“He’s got kind of a history of violence,” the caller said, adding that the cat continued to charge whenever they tried to open the door.

When officers arrived on the scene, the fat cat “attempted to flee custody” by running into the kitchen. Police used a dog snare to trap Lux in a crate.

“The cat remained behind bars in the custody of the family, and officers cleared the scene and continued to fight crime elsewhere in the city,” Portland police said in a press release.

The family is still deciding whether to keep Lux, who has been acting “normal” since the incident.


5 thoughts on “Family calls 911 after crazed cat attacks baby, holds owners hostage

  1. Time to get rid of this cat when it starts scratching a 7 month old baby. What would have they done if the cat scratched their babies eyes and baby was blinded?, put cat in a crate again?

    1. I used to raise Persian cats and they can have not only compromised immune systems from generational inbreeding but also manifest weird behavioral quirks. One thing’s for sure, I would never allow a cat to have any contact with and infant.

  2. Cats sometimes freak out around babies. Its just something that happens with cats then they grow out of it as the kid grows up.

  3. nothing a well placed golf club or baseball bat could not have fixed. 22lb of chinese food with a touch of spiciness. I love cats but I would never hide.

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