Police called to end 4 hour stand-off between cat and owners
A man resorted to calling the authorities after a stand-off with his pet cat entered its third hour, leaving him stranded outside his house in the middle of the night.
Mohammed Lokman called 911 after he was effectively blocked from entering his home by the angry feline.
Mr Lokman, of Connecticut, told the emergency operator that the cat had become angry and aggressive, apparently after giving birth.
"My cat was getting too aggressive," he said, according to KFOR News.
"I was inside and he attacked me and he started scratching my leg and biting me. So me and my wife went outside and now we cannot go in there for like three, four hours."
The operator, clearly confused, asks him: "You said this was a cat?"
"Yes," Mr Lockman replies, "We cannot move. We cannot do anything. It's so aggressive and so mad."
Mr Lokman and his wife were forced to wait outside the house in their car in the hope the cat would calm down.
Police later told a local news channel that the cat had given birth the night before and had attacked the man after he left the house and then tried to return.
Mr Lockman later told CBS that he eventually made it back into the house, after officers arrived to help.