- Fred Everitt says his cat Bandit helped stop a robbery in his home.
- The robber 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 with a pistol.
A Mississippi cat saved its owner’s life after alerting him to an intruder entering his home in the middle of the night.
Fred Everitt, 68, of Belden, Mississippi, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that his calico cat, Bandit, woke up with a meowing sound between 2:30 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. on July 25. took him.
Everett told The Associated Press that he knew something was wrong when Bandit started running into his room and started pulling the quilt from him and grabbing his arm.
“She’s never done this before,” Everett told The Associated Press. “I went, ‘What the hell is wrong with you?'”
When Everett got up to investigate, he saw two men outside trying to pry open his back door with a crowbar, one of them armed with a pistol, the Associated Press reported.
The pair fled before Everett returned to the kitchen with a pistol, Everett told The Associated Press.
“Thankfully, it didn’t turn into a confrontational situation,” Everett told The Associated Press. “But I think it’s just because of the cats.”