Cat Foils Attempted Home Burglary

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OLYMPIA, WA (KOMO/CNN) – A fat cat is being hailed a hero after alerting his owner to a break in.

Strider, the cat, has earned the reputation of being fat and lazy according to its owner, Barb Gansberg.

Barb and her husband Kerry laid down ground rules in the home which included no wandering into the bedroom.

Barb was alone Tuesday morning getting ready for work when Strider strolled into the forbidden zone.

“He sneaks into my bedroom like this. He’s looking at me. I thought what the heck is wrong with you. And he sat right here,” said Barb.

The timid seat was a signal, so Barb ran out and found two burglars in the house, her purse in hand.

“So I just yelled hey, and off they went,” said Barb.

They made it one block before police caught them.

Strider had earned some street cred in his living room.

“Yeah he may have saved the day.  I didn’t know the cat had it in him,” said Barb.

“He’s a hero for the time being. But all good things must come to an end unfortunately,” said Barb. “He’s still fat and lazy and I don’t expect that to change.”

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