Portland, Ore. family held hostage by pet cat calls 911 - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Portland, Ore. family held hostage by pet cat calls 911

Posted: Updated:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Portland, Ore. family called 911 after their baby was attacked and they were held hostage in their own bedroom.

The attacker was Lux: the family's 22-lb. cat.

Teresa Barker says the cat scratched her 7-month-old in the face, and when he was kicked for that, everything changed.

The family grabbed the baby, their dog and ran to the back bedroom. That's when they called 9-1-1.

"He's charging us," one of the family members said on the 911 call. "He's at our door. Our bedroom door."

A moment later, the sound of a cat screeching wildly can be heard on the recording.

"Did you hear it?" one of the family members says. "That was the cat!"

"One moment, okay?" the dispatcher replied. "Yeah, I hear him. Keep your door shut, okay?"

Police used a snare and were able to get the cat behind bars in its crate. The family is talking about getting rid of the cat.

The baby is okay.

Copyright 2014 by WDRB News. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WDRB. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.