San Francisco (10/07/2015): Suspected car thief threatens to jump off a high building ledge. Police try talking him down for three hours with no success. They decide to change tactics and bring the suicidal man someone he loves – his cat.
After seeing his orange and white feline and 45 more minutes of negotiating, he decides to live and comes down off the ledge. The police arrest and handcuff him then allow him to visit with his furry lifesaver before taking the man to jail.
“Using the cat was ingenious,” said Police spokesman Albie Esparaza. “Never underestimate the power of the love between people and their pets. I think it was great to think outside the box like the officers did. It made enough of an impact on this person to bring him down and come to his senses.” Indeed.
Gotta Love Them Cats,
Author of A Tuxedo Cat Christmas
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