Police bust down front door after cat calls police dispatchersBy Mason White 12:17 PM November 3, 2013
|James Cocksedge and his cat Bruce|
By: Sarah Weiss
A homeowner was shocked to find that police busted down his front door, according to police reports in the United Kingdom.
The incident began after London police reacted quickly when there was silence during a call to 999 (the equivalent to 911 in the U.S.).
After breaking down the front door of the house from where the call was made, the officers realized who the culprit behind the call was, a cat named Bruce.
The kitten was home alone while its owner was at work, and probably wanted a little attention.
While playing with the house phone, the cat managed to contact emergency services. Once police arrived at the flat in London, their fears were heightened by the sound of screams from inside. It turned out that Bruce was struggling with its feline companion Audrey.
After solving the mystery, police waited for James Cocksedge to come home so they could explain what happened.
“Since I had the landline installed, Bruce always is quick to answer the phone when it rings. It is also fascinated by the buttons. It loves to press them,” the 33-year-old said.
The homeowner now faces a bill of hundreds of dollars for a new front door.
“The police were just doing their job. For all they know, a very dangerous thing was happening inside,” the sound engineer added.