An Oregon family called police to end their 22-lb. cat’s reign of terror on Sunday.
The unusual incident began when the Palmer family’s 4-year-old Himalayan cat, Lux, got a little too playful with their seven-month-old baby. Dad Lee gave Lux a kick in the rear — causing the cat to undergo a Hulk-like transformation.
“We don’t know what to do about the cat. He’s trying to attack us. He’s gone very, very, very hostile,” Lee said in his recorded 911 call, explaining the family retreated to a bedroom. “When I leave out of this bedroom to let the police in, I’m going to have to fight this cat.”
Sgt. Pete Simpson with the Portland Police Bureau told KGW that responders “saw the black-and-white Himalayan dart into the kitchen, attempting to flee custody. Officers were able to outwit the high-strung Himalayan, who climbed on to the top of the refrigerator.”
They were able to snare Catzilla and move him into an animal carrier. Thankfully, no one required medical attention.
The Palmer family is now weighing their options.
“We definitely want to keep (the cat) away from the baby and keep an eye on his behavior,” Lee told Oregon Live. “I swear I have never seen anything like it.”