1. Oct 30, 2012 9:26am

    "Cat parties" bedeviling Icelandic police

    By Robert T. Gonzalez

    Some levity for your post-Sandy (or, depending on where you live, mid-Sandy) doldrums: while the East Coast was being ravaged by the biggest hurricane in Atlantic history, local police in Suðurnes, Iceland had crises of their own to deal with. Namely: the feline scourge better known as “cat parties.”

    According to the Rekjavík Grapevine, Suðurnes police were “called out to break up a party being held by cats.” This is all verbatim, people:

    Morgunblaðið reports that residents living around a house known to be unoccupied for some time noticed several cats coming in and out of an open window. This piqued the curiosity of residents, who summarily called police to the location at around noon last Sunday.

    Police arrived at the scene and, entering the house, found no people there. However, two to three cats - the exact number is still unclear - were allegedly occupying the house. According to police reports, the cats were “snuggling” on a couch that had been left behind by the previous residents.

    Officers on the scene sprang into action, immediately evicting the cats from the house. They then ensured that all doors and windows into the house were securely closed and locked, in the hopes of preventing an incident of this sort from ever happening again.

    Thank all the gods that Suðurnes law enforcement was equipped to respond as swiftly as they did.

     
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