Stealing is not cool. Unless it’s done by your cat, in which case it’s perfectly normal. We all know that cats like to steal stuff, especially food, from time to time – like that chicken wing you naively left on the dinner table or that shrimp from the wok pan you were saving for later. But while these trixy thieves like to take they also like to give gifts to their owners as well. Max, a cat from New Zealand took his gift giving skills to a whole other level. Instead of bringing his owner mice or birds, this little rascal likes to bring her news.
Image credits: Jade Jefferies
This is Max – a cat from New Zealand, who likes to steal newspapers from neighbors for his own entertainment
Max is a 10-year-old boy from Wainuiomata, New Zealand. “We got him from a pet shop that closed down, but the kittens were found in a boot so when we got him he was pretty much wild,” Jade Jefferies, the cat’s owner said. “I spent a good two weeks in my bedroom sitting with him, trying to get him used to people and stuff ’cause he was pretty much feral.”
One day, Max’s owner Jade Jefferies started receiving newspapers to her porch that she did not subscribe to
Max’s owner said that these papers had been delivered at least several times a week. However, Jade had no idea who mysterious paperboy might be.
The papers had little teeth marks on it, so, naturally, Max became the prime suspect
After noticing the marks, Jade started to suspect her cat Max.
“I’ve always had a feeling it was him,” Jade said
One Tuesday, Jade was at home and her son called her to look from the window. Finally, the thieve was caught in action – Max’s owners watched him walking from their neighbor’s property with a newspaper in his mouth.
See the crime in action for yourself