‘Guard Cat’ Reportedly Stops An Armed Robbery

We sometimes hear about dogs stepping up to the plate and helping their family when someone takes a threatening stand, but in this case, it was a feline that took the stand.

68-year-old Fred Everitt was the beneficiary of that cat’s loyalty.

He had adopted Bandit four years ago from the Humane Society in his local area. He saved the cat’s life but Bandit seems to have turned things around and saved Everitt’s life in return.

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Two robbers were attempting to break into the family home and Bandit was doing his best to ensure that Everett knew about it. In speaking with the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Everitt even referred to Bandit as being a “guard cat.”

On July 25, two suspects attempted to break into the Everett home between 2:30 and 3 o’clock in the morning. Bandit was busy meowing to the kitchen but she didn’t stop there. She ran to the bedroom and started clawing at Everett’s arm on the bed. He immediately knew something was wrong.

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According to the outlet, Everett said that she had never done that before. He said he was thinking: “What in the world is wrong with you?”

When Everett got up to check things out, he saw two young men outside at the back door. One was busy trying to open the door with a crowbar and the other had a gun.


Immediately, he went to grab his shotgun but when he got back, the intruders had already taken off. He realized how different it could have turned out if it weren’t for his beloved cat.

He said: “It did not turn into a confrontational situation, thank goodness. But I think it’s only because of the cat.”

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