Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Not-so-slick oil thief arrested for massive mess

Bogdan, a 5-year-old cat, was arrested after breaking a large bottle of olive oil in an attempt to get "just a small taste," he said, according to court documents.

A Cat of the Household isn't as slick as the oil he tried to pilfer.

Police arrived at the House on a recent night to find a glass bottle of olive oil in pieces on the floor, with oil spread about the kitchen and dining area. It didn't take long to determine a suspect.

Police Mom and Dad followed the trail of oily and slightly bloody paw prints throughout the House to find the suspect sleeping at the top of the stairs in a snuggle sack. He was arrested on suspicion of doing catlike things and making a mess and was taken to Garage Jail.

At jail, doctor Mom assessed the prisoner's injuries, finding small cuts on paw pads, according to police reports. The 24-hour emergency animal hospital was contacted but declined to take the prisoner because officials there determined the injuries to not be of a serious nature, a hospital spokesman said.

Police also apprehended two other Cats of the Household, Kat 3 and Sara, for questioning. It was determined they were not involved in the crime, but both received medical attention while being held at Garage Jail. Doctor Mom did remove some pieces of glass between toes but found no injuries. Both Kat 3 and Sara declined to be interviewed.

All three cats were taken to the veterinarian the following morning, and all three returned to the House that afternoon, with only the primary suspect having received a bath and put on an antibiotic regimen.

Police believe they have a solid case against the suspect, which at this point I, as a journalist with integrity, should disclose is me, Bogdan. Police say the suspect's favorite toy — a catnip pillow made by Scooter — was found at the scene of the crime. Also, they say, the primary suspect was covered in oil, which investigators say is the principal evidence linking the male cat to the crime. Forensic investigator Dad also matched paw prints found at the scene to the suspect's, according to the police report.

The suspect has entered a not guilty plea in Household circuit court. Police are expected to drop the charges, however, because the suspect's good behavior has been noted while in custody.

Since the incident, the suspect's paw pads have healed nicely, doctors say. He's also mostly removed most of the oily residue-look from his fur.

In a photo provided by the police, olive oil is seen on the suspect's body. His back two legs were the ones with cut paw pads.


Daisy said...

Am I yer very first visitor? WOW, that is very exciting. I like yer new blog.

You look very funny covered in olive oil. I hope yer paws didn't get too hurty from the glass.

I am proud of Kat3 and Sara for not ratting on you.

Mu shue Pooh King Cat said...

HI I am Lilly Lu and my sisfur Iris we got your link from daidy the curly cat she gave it to her pink ladys gang any ways I fink you need help from my good freind FInnigan J Kaz Esq he goten me out of meany jams the lasted one of steala digtal carma her his Link http://2carolinacats.blogspot.com/ tell Finy Lilly Lu sent you

Lilly Lu and Iris

RainCatGirl said...

hi bogdan, it's me honey p. glad to hear ur paws r better. love your blog

The Meezer Gang said...

We are vey glad to hear that you are all right from this scarey incident! Funny that you broke the bottle, because last weekend, Kaia jumped off of the fridge and smashed Dad's bottle of coffee liquor...It every where and she was really scared afterwards...
From one bottle smasher to another, Welcome!!!

Jake and Bathsheba said...

Hi, Bogdan! As part of Daisy's Pink Ladies Gang, I welcome you to the blogosphere! That crime incident was a rather inauspicious way to be introduced, but perhaps you could have your conviction expunged from your record soon.


Bogdan, I've been accused of many things, but I'm not usually caught with such overwhelming evidence. I was recently found not guilty of stealing the top of a biscuit because a jury of my peers made my judge (Mom) believe that there was reasonable doubt.


sammawow-china cat-willow said...

We must think that good behavior goes a long way... Actually the oil is pretty much gone, right???

Nice to meet you,
China Cat & Willow

Karen Jo said...

Hi, Bogdan. I saw a link to your blog over at Daisy Mae Maus' blog and decided to drop by. Welcome to the CatBlogosphere. I'm glad the Mom and Dad police are considering dropping the charges due to your good behavior. These things happen sometimes. I'm also glad that your paw pads are healing up.

Icon Baxter Bentley said...

Hi Bogdan! Daisy the Curly Cat told me about your new blog. It is great! I really enjoyed reading your 'article' about getting arrested. If you ever need bail money, call me. I will bail you out and hire you a lawyer.
Furry nice to meet you,
Icon Baxter Bentley

jeterharris said...

bogdan ... yer heer! i'm so eksited!
dis iz a verree intrestin case. it'z grate dat u hav admitted yer guilt in da crime.
wuz da olive oil worth it? jus wunderin!
i'm laffin an laffin!
luv--yer grate frend--jh

luke said...

Our favorite reporter has his own blog! We are furry excited!
purrs&headbutts Luke

Radcliff, Allie, Luna & Ozzie said...

Kids these days.

Bogdan, you're supposed to go to sleep on the bed, or the beans favorite easy chair. :)

Welcome to the Cat-o-sphere.

Victor Tabbycat said...

Hi, Bogdan! I saw a comment you lefted on, hmm, maybe Jeter Harris' blog? Anywho, I wanted to say a big HELLO. As fur the oil, I fink you was framed. It happens alla time - stuff jumps off the counters an breaks, an the beans blame us. I went to court fur Plant Pluckin, but my atturknee Finnegan J. Katz got me a lite sentence - daily play therapy. Good luck!