Teen Accused Of Stealing Cats From Metro Store

Tuesday, March 22nd 2016, 10:09 pm
By: News 9

A teenage boy is accused of stealing cats from a pet store in the metro.

Police said the juvenile was reported as a runaway and was spotted Friday in Oklahoma City, but got away from officers.

Later that evening, he apparently spent some time in a Petco and allegedly left without paying for the animals and a bunch of merchandise.

She was cuddled up in her bed Tuesday, but "CC," which stands for Crazy Cat, went for a crazy ride on Friday.

Police said a 13-year-old boy somehow got into the locked adoption condos at Petco in northwest Oklahoma City, stuck CC and another cat into bags and walked out of the store.

Police said he didn't get far before police showed up and arrested him for shoplifting.

The police report noted the juvenile having an affinity for theft and cats.

“The managers of Petco; they believe that this particular individual may have been responsible for some others, some possible thefts, some possible shoplifting, but that’s still under investigation,” Oklahoma City police Sgt. Ashley Peters said.

“Hopefully he won’t get out with just a slap on the wrist, you know. This is just the beginning of somebody doing worst things down the road,” said Patty Woodward, a volunteer for Misfits, Mutts and Meows.

The organization is an animal rescue that uses Petco’s space to get their cats adopted.

“It’s hard to understand why somebody would be going out and collecting cats,” she added.

Woodward said CC was the only store cat that made it back from this escapade.

Skittles, the brown and white tabby, is still missing and everyone is worried sick about her.

“She can’t fend for herself and there’s a lot of traffic and we just don’t know where she could be,” Woodward told News 9.

The missing cat has a microchip, which will help identify her.

If you see Skittles, call Petco at (405) 879-4295 or the rescue at (405) 471-3922.