UPDATE: Rampaging house cat in Oregon attacks baby, traps family in bedroom (w/ video)PORTLAND, OR -- A rampaging, 22-pound Oregon house cat with a "history of violence" attacked a baby and trapped a family and their dog in a bedroom at their Portland home before being captured by police, authorities said on Monday.
By: Reggie Aqui, CNN, CNN
Portland, OR (CNN) - A 22 pound house cat held its owners hostage in Portland, Oregon, and the family even had to call 911 to be rescued.
What this dog saw Sunday night can't be unseen.
Teresa Barker – Cat’s Owner: “She started hissing and just rawr!”
It wasn't the dog hissing, that would be odd, but probably not worth hiding in the bedroom. No, this family - which has a cat poster at the front door - and an unlikely last name were hiding from Lux. They say he scratched their seventh month old and when he got a swift kick for that, the cat lost its mind.
Teresa Barker: “I grabbed my son and I grabbed the dog and ran to the back bedroom.”
The baby wasn't seriously hurt. His father soon ran for safety too and called 911.
Teresa Barker: “He's charging us. He's at our door. Our bedroom door.”
Dispatcher: “One moment ok? Yeah I hear him. Keep your door shut, ok?”
Police used a snare and eventually got the cat behind bars, so to speak, although no one is safe from the cat puns.
Sergeant Pete Simpson – Portland Police: “Certainly it could have been CATastrophic had it been attacking the officers.”
What happens to the 22 pound trouble maker?
Teresa Barker: “Now that I have a baby, maybe it’s not so good to have the cat.”
Sergeant Simpson: “Maybe something that can be worked out through mediation between the family and the cat.”
You've cat to be kitten me.