This is not your typical case of cat-got-stuck-in-a-tree. Police in Newport, Oregon responded to alarming reports of an armed and loaded cat, prompted by a photograph of said cat sent to the NOPD.
The real deal? Police discovered a black and white cat chilling up on a tree with its paw draped around what has now been confirmed as a non-lethal stick shaped like an assault rifle. Officers who responded to the scene quickly determined the cat posed no real threat to the public. Instead, the troublesome feline “was given a verbal warning for posing with what could be mistaken as an assault rifle while wearing poor camouflage attire”.
As expected, the “armed” kitty went viral.