A cat in England is taking the term “cat burglar” to the next level. Theo, a 3-year-old Siamese cross, has taken so many items from people in his neighborhood that his owner was forced to go on Facebook in the hopes of returning some of the stolen property.
“We take photographs of things that Theo has brought home and put them up on Facebook, saying ‘Excuse me, do any of you recognize these?’” said owner, Paul Edwards.
It all started when Edwards and his girlfriend, Rachael Drouet, started noticing cat toys around their house that they "didn't recognize,” The Inquisitr reported.
“We sheepishly had to go to our neighbor's with a handful of cat toys, which turned out to be his,” he said. Things "escalated" after that.
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"We've had things like muslin cloths, fluffy pens, a USB phone charger cable, a child's piece of art which they'd obviously spent most of the morning making — a glorious thing with lots of different color feathers and leaves stuck to it, lots of things," he said. "We've got some other neighbors who have young children and quite like the cat so [they] had encouraged him into the house. He started stealing things from them and it kind of went downhill from there."
Some of the items stolen by the “cat burglar” include:
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Other cats' toys
Drouet said Theo is becoming something of a local celebrity.
"We live in hope that one day he'll bring back an iPad or something of significant value," she said.