Cape Town cat saves owner from burglar

2013-01-22 10:59

Cape Town - A Cape Town cat alerted its owner to a burglar outside his window, it was reported on Tuesday.

Claremont resident Dennis van den Berg told the Cape Times he was relaxing in his lounge on Monday afternoon when his cat "Whisky" made an unusual moaning sound and jumped onto a windowsill at his home.

"I knew something was happening, so I got up from the couch. I saw a man walk past the window towards my kitchen door, which was open," he said.

"I got a shock and I could see he was shocked to see me there too. I asked him what he wanted and he just ran towards me and attacked me."

Van den Berg grabbed a baseball bat at his front door and tussled with the intruder, managing to hit him on the head.

He escaped with minor stab wounds. The burglar fled without taking anything.

  • ryan.macdougall - 2013-01-22 11:11

    Good kitty. And glad to hear your ok. Invest in a dog that way it could bit him and you could have prevented the stabbings

      klippies.coke.7 - 2013-01-22 11:17

      Give that cat a bell!

      Flippncool - 2013-01-22 11:59

      My cats have warned me three times and I escaped unharmed - pity the burglars got away though.

      Ryan7X7 - 2013-01-22 12:20

      Fantastic comment Klippies. Best of the year in the humour category. Have an Oscar.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-01-22 12:53

      Ryan,macdougal. We have two dogs, they never woke up during our burglary.

      gideon.walt - 2013-01-22 14:58

      BOOM! What a gangsta!

  • andrew.arnesen - 2013-01-22 11:14

    So who says that cat's can't be man's best friend as well? Great story - well done to cat and homeowner!!

      phillip.cwazibe - 2013-01-22 11:45

      Owner did not hit harder.

  • jillheather.mileham - 2013-01-22 11:15

    Well done Whiskey!! I and many other humans are very proud of you - if you were human, I would say "give that man a Bells")

  • jillheather.mileham - 2013-01-22 11:18

    Well done Whiskey!! I and many other humans are very proud of you. If you were human I would have said "Give that man(or lady?) a Bells".

  • vanzyljc - 2013-01-22 11:19

    Cat burglar?

  • Antoinette Morgan - 2013-01-22 11:19

    My cat warned my neighbour & me, on different occasions, of intruders. Cats are excellent guards. Less proned to being poisoned.

  • christiana.vespucci - 2013-01-22 11:23

    Give that kitty some friskies?

  • karl.vanrooyen - 2013-01-22 11:24

    Good kitty . Now give that cat a bowl of cream .

  • nasiefa.jacksonlazarus - 2013-01-22 11:38

    Hello Kitty!

  • sharon.s.cupido - 2013-01-22 11:42

    Awww kitty! The owner shoulda killed that bastard!

  • pieter.rademan.9 - 2013-01-22 11:47

    I have escaped 2 burglaries due to my cat's early warning system. Just need to pay attention to their behavior that changes far sooner than a dog's when there is danger.

  • zelda.dickson - 2013-01-22 12:19

    Cats and birds are just as vigilant. Our bird shouts whenever he hears the gate outside. Good for that loyal cat.

  • sadiemy - 2013-01-22 12:20

    My cats rushed inside yowling at me once. I went outside to find my hose and garden tools had been stolen.

  • sadiemy - 2013-01-22 12:21

    Always lock your doors when you are relaxing or sleeping or even just popped inside for a minute.You are being watched....

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-01-22 12:52

    Give that cat a medal or a plate of liver. Good one, I'll share it with our two dogs who slept right through our burglary. Lazy so and so's

  • DAZZLEHEAD - 2013-01-22 13:04

    THATS A a clever CAT... (burglar)

  • Tshephangsithole - 2013-01-22 13:35

    You should have killed the busted.

  • lyndol.lyons - 2013-01-22 13:51

    Soft kitty, Warm kitty, Little ball of fur. Happy kitty, Sleepy kitty, Purr, purr, purr.

      Doep100 - 2013-01-23 09:14

      LOL, I just loved that episode!

  • ofentse.thole - 2013-01-22 13:56

    Now that is a good pussy

  • manelisi.tola - 2013-01-22 14:30

    Job well done Whisky...

  • coetsee.francois - 2013-01-22 20:49

    Give that cat some MILK! :)

  • mbeko.trevor - 2013-01-23 09:43

    give the cat a bells

  • Doep100 - 2013-01-23 11:27

    Wouldn't a picture of a cat, or even THE cat, have been more appropriate?

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