- Fred Everett said his burglar cat helped prevent theft in his home.
- The bandit woke Everett in the middle of the night by meowing and scratching his arm.
- Upon inspection, Everett saw two men trying to open his back door – one armed with a pistol.
A Mississippi cat saved its owner’s life by alerting him that intruders had entered his home in the middle of the night.
Fred Everett, 68, who lives in Belden, Mississippi, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that his calico cat, the thief, woke him up in the middle of the night between 2:30 and 3 a.m. on July 25 with her meow.
Everett told the AP that he knew something was wrong when the robbers started, so he ran to his room and started pulling his comforter and chewing his arm.
“She’s never done that before,” Everett told The Associated Press. ‘I went, ‘What’s wrong with this world?’ “
According to the Associated Press, when Everett got up to investigate, he saw two men outside trying to open his back door with a psychopath, one of whom was armed with a pistol.
Everett told the AP that the two men escaped before Everett returned to the kitchen with his gun.
“It didn’t turn into a confrontational situation, thank God,” Everett told The Associated Press. “But I think it’s only because of the cat.”