Sunday, January 24, 2010
A local pup named Jojo is missing a limb, but is alive and well after an attempt was made on his life by an Edmonds cat, who is also charged with hiring a hit man to kill him.
A criminal complaint filed Friday alleged the cat, Pattie, a 9-year-old, neutered, Tortoise Shell wanted the pup killed because he allegedly gave the Pug in front of her in line extra rice.
According to police documents, Jojo, a 9-month-old, neutered, Chow-Chow Mix, was working the closing shift at Taco Guayamas in Lynnwood when a masked cat entered through a side door and began pelting him with frozen fish fillets.
Pattie said she felt she was “truly wronged” in the rice incident
Police were called after customers finally stopped eating and rushed to his rescue. They dialed 911, grabbed some of the fish fillets, and quickly fled the restaurant.
Interviewed by police, Jojo confessed on his previous shift he had been accused by a hungry-looking Tortoise Shell of giving the Pug in front of her "extra rice and more salsa."
Jojo said the cat had become ‘incensed’ at the event and ran screaming from the restaurant, promising revenge.
This Pug bravely admitted to getting “…more rice than she did”
Police followed a trail of crumbled frozen fish beer batter which led them straight to the home of Pattie, who later admitted she had gotten hungry and eaten the leftover fillets on the way home after the attack.
In a confession, Pattie said she’d offered a would-be hit man $35,000 to beat and kill the restaurant worker, but realized she didn't have the money and opted to do it herself.
The case includes allegations that Pattie had stalked the Taco Guyamas employee “for days” and possessed a number of weapons, in addition to the frozen fish.
The Pug reportedly received 20% more rice than Pattie did
A public defender who will represent Pattie in court next Tuesday said the tragedy could have been easily avoided by using a single, pre-measured rice scoop.
“Everyone knows how it feels when they guy in line in front of you gets a larger portion of something than you do,” said attorney Red Butte, a 6-year-old, Domestic Short Hair. “The (Pug) definitely got more rice than Pattie did. But there are laws to deal with this…no one should ever take the law into their own hands.”
Copyright Sharyn Thoma
Photos: Thanks to Jake, Redrum44, and Icon
Posted by The Kitty City Gazette at 1:18 PM