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Cops rescue family from irate 22-pound cat

Cops rescue family from irate 22-pound cat
Posted March 11th, 2014 @ 10:15am by Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff

(NEWSER) – Portland police got a very strange call Sunday: a family was cowering in a bedroom after their 22-pound Himalayan cat went on the rampage, the Oregonian reports.

"It has gone over the edge," Lee Palmer told dispatchers. "He's trying to attack us—he's very hostile. He's at our door; he's charging us."

The 4-year-old male cat, named Lux, had first scratched owner Teresa Barker's 7-month-old son on the forehead after the baby pulled the animal's tail.

Barker's boyfriend Palmer then kicked the cat away from the baby, setting the animal off, KATU reports.

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