While this cat story is as hilarious as it comes, it is actually no joke. Someone seriously reported this cat for carrying an assault rifle!
On Tuesday, the Newport Police Facebook page, which is possibly the best local police Facebook page in America, posted a picture of a cat in a tree.
The headline really ought to read: stupid people are everywhere…
Someone actually called and reported this. The people in this country have gone nuts! I really am surprised the caller didn’t say the cat was a Republican or Trump voter. After all, the cat is mostly white.
A worried member of the public alerted police to a cat sitting in a tree nestling a RIFLE in its paws.
Officers in Newport, Oregon, reacted in style when they realised the picture they had been sent of the gangster kitty was simply an optical illusion.
The cat’s position, the colors, and the shape of the branch all conspired to make it look it was toting a weapon.
Police told local news station KATU (obviously) that someone took the picture and then realized what it looked like.
In the Facebook post, the Newport Police Department said they warned the cat.
Reports of an armed cat this morning were unfounded. The feline was contacted by our canine and was determined to be in possession of a non-lethal branch. The cat was given a verbal warning for posing with what could be mistaken as an assault rifle while wearing poor camouflage attire.
You know, when a kid bites his pop-tart into the shape of a pistol and administrators stand over him screaming “Zero tolerance!” what are we supposed to make of a cat who appears to be wielding an assault rifle?
Zero tolerance, man. Zero tolerance.
Maybe he was just asserting his 2nd Amendment rights because he felt threatened by this Open Carry Dog.
Kudos to the Newport Oregon Police Department for being such good sports.
Of course, we live in a world where we’ve been observing a rogue coyote with explosive devices and missiles: