Video: Angry cat holds women 'hostage' in California home
A pet cat turned into a “ball of fury” and trapped a mother and her adult daughter inside their California home.
The furious feline, named Cuppy, attacked the pair every time they tried to make an escape from the property in Chula Vista, San Diego.
They were forced to call 911 for police assistance after barricading themselves inside a bedroom, according to KGTV-TV.
The animal became incensed when one of the women got up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom on August 12.
Armed officers were filmed in a standoff with the irate pet before he eventually calmed down and strolled out of the house.
Neighbour Karen Yarger told the TV station the 14-year-old male pet is a “ball of fury”.
The city’s animal control unit usually deals with such matters, but a police team were in the area at the time of the incident.
Earlier this year, a family were forced to call 911 after an out-of-control cat attacked a baby and repeatedly charged at their bedroom door.