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OK...I'm kidding about the ransom; but Hostage Taking Cat? Not so much. According to The San Diego Union-Tribune:

A woman who called Chula Vista police this week said she and her daughter were being held “hostage” by the family cat and needed help.

A police dispatcher took the call at 3:54 a.m. Tuesday, police Lt. Buddy Magor said Thursday.

According to the dispatcher’s notes on the call, the woman said “the cat is holding her and her adult daughter hostage in their bedroom,” and the feline “attacks them when they try to leave the bedroom.”

Calling the police on your cat may strike some people as a tad excessive, but an angry cat is not to be messed with. Ask this black bear:
Officers responded to the residence on Neptune Court, near E. Millan Street, and obtained a key from a neighbor, Magor said. The cat initially would not come out, but finally did so at 4:22 a.m., then “fled on foot,” the dispatcher noted.
The cat 'fleeing on foot' is a nice touch. But it could have been worse. As this fellow can, ahem...testify:

Ouch, indeed.

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