Cat With Assault Rifle Receives Warning From Police

hostile catCat with a machine gunNewport Oregon Police Department/ Facebook

Police in Oregon had to issue a "verbal warning" to a cat in a tree, reportedly armed with a gun-shaped stick.

The Newport Oregon Police Department shared a photo of the black and white cat that was perched in a tree with its paw holding a stick that looked like an automatic rifle.

Officers quickly responded to the scene where they determined the cat did not pose any immediate threat.

"Reports of an armed cat this morning were unfounded," police said. "The feline was contacted by our canine and was determined to be in possession of a non-lethal branch."

The Police Department ended its post by stating that the cat had been apprehended and was charged with several offenses.

"The cat was given a verbal warning for posing with what could be mistaken as an assault rifle while wearing poor camouflage attire," police said.

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