Guard Cat Stops Threatening Gunman


Guard dogs have protective instincts and there are many stories of dogs showing loyalty to their loved ones in the midst of a life-threatening encounter.

Cats are overlooked in their ability to protect their owners. A Mississippi man introduces a new narrative where his pet cat successfully prevented a robbery from taking place in his home. Not only did the cat save the possessions but she also saved his life.

Fred Everitt is a 68-year-old retired man living with his feisty twenty-pound cat, Bandit, in the Tupelo suburb of Belden. Intruders attempted to enter their residence in the middle of the night and the cat started purring after she heard noises coming from the back door. She ran into the bedroom to alert the owner and clawed at his arms to urge him to act fast.

“She had never done that before. I went, ‘What in the world is wrong with you?'” Everitt said.

Everitt woke up to check on the situation and spotted two men outside trying to get in through the back door. The suspects attempted to unlock the doors using a crowbar and had a handgun.

He rushed back to retrieve his handgun from the kitchen but the intruders ran off before he could point the gun. Everitt did not call the police as his cat stopped things from getting out of hand.

“It did not turn into a confrontational situation, thank goodness. “But I think it’s only because of the cat,” Everitt said.

Forget the cops, the badass cat saved the day.


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