After receiving an emergency 911 call, police officers from Chula Vista, California got into a standoff with an enraged cat early Tuesday morning. Allegedly the cat named “Cuppy” trapped its owners in the bedroom of their Chula Vista home not allowing them to leave.
According to Chula Vista police, a woman and her adult daughter called 911 for help during the very early morning hours to report that they had barricaded themselves inside a bedroom because their cat would not let them out. The cat had corned the daughter, not allowing her to move for hours. When she did move, the cat swatted at her nightgown, shredding the bottom pieces.
They told emergency dispatchers that when they tried to exit the room, the cat became furious.
Karen Yarger, the neighbor from across the street came with her broom, the weapon of choice to shoo away the pet. “He’s just a ball of fury I guess,” neighbor Karen Yarger said.
Officers responded and tried coaxing the cat, named “Cuppy,” by softly calling it, until it eventually walked out on its own.
Cuppy has reportedly been the family pet for 14 years. However, he’s unpredictable – especially when the neighborhood stray cat stalks their yard. It had never escalated to a 911 call before.
Chula Vista police said animal control usually takes these calls, but there was a big delay overnight. Officers were in the area, and without high priority calls and were free to help.