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911 caller terrorized by 22-pound cat

Lux the cat

A man called 911 when he and his girlfriend’s cat went berzerk and attacked their baby and then held the family hostage in a bedroom.

The cat, a 22-pounder named Lux, apparently had a “history of violence,” according to the caller.

The caller begins, “my cat attacked our 7-month old child, and I kicked the cat in the rear and it has went off, over the edge, and we aren’t safe around the cat.”

Police and Animal Control were able to wrangle the cat into a cage. Lux’s owners have turned the cat over to authorities rather than give her a second chance in the domestic environment. Animal Control will now decide Lux’s fate, which frankly, doesn’t look to bright.


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