Newport, Oregon police made weird news at the scene of a cat armed with gun-shaped stick
Cat Armed With Gun-Shaped Stick
Several days ago, in the coastal city of Newport, Oregon, a completely innocent cat spending the day hanging out in a tree inadvertently made weird news and risked one of its alleged nine lives. When a concerned passerby reported to the police that there was “a cat in a tree was armed with an assault rifle,” the poor animal that was minding its own business suddenly became “Public Enemy#1! A basic “black and white” was dispatched to the scene, possibly causing some confusion, as the cat or “perp” was black and white as well.
The police report made weird news headlines
The citizen who notified police should have pawsed for a moment or two before rushing to judgment. How could the cat have loaded the rifle and where on its cat body could it have concealed the bullets? These and other burning issues concerning constitutional rights were not addressed or even considered. Of course, this well-meaning citizen was only trying to do the right thing, but surely a closer look would have revealed the real truth about the situation.