Cat Climbs Cops Head During Traffic Stop

ScreenPrint_154When I worked in law enforcement, I’ve written some tickets in difficult conditions: rain, snow, howling winds, howling drivers, and more.

But I’ve never had to write a traffic ticket while a cat was climbing on my head!

This report from WTTG shows footage from the dash camera of Officer Keith Urban police car which captured his attempts to write a ticket while a black cat walked up and kept climbing on him, all the way to the top of Officer Urban’s head.

At one point, after shooing the cat away and heading back to his patrol car, the intrepid cat runs after him. Apparently it was eager to go on patrol, too.

I love cats, and I’ve met some determined ones that liked to literally climb all over you, but fortunately I’ve never had to deal with a pesky feline while trying to do traffic enforcement.

Urban was a true professional, and very fair.  From what I understand, the cat got off without being charged with interfering with the duties of a police officer.

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8 Responses to “Cat Climbs Cops Head During Traffic Stop”

  1. Awwww! Look at the tay-tay!

    That is very out of character for cat behavior. Thanks for putting this up, Bob. We got a good laugh out of it. We have cats, and we love them to pieces. That officer did a good job at keeping his cool. The television station scored BIG TIME on this “human interest” story, with that home-run follow-up, where the kitty made an appearance!

  2. I love cats to pieces, too, Gina. But I prefer some pieces, like the thighs, over others.

    Just kidding. But I did eat cat and dog once when overseas. It was barbecued with a really spicy sauce by some Korean soldiers at Cam Ranh Bay. I didn't ask where the animals came from, but it tasted pretty good after living on C-rations for months. We had a pet dog named “Morphine” at our rear battalion aid station and we kept a pretty close eye on him when the ROKs (Republic of Korea) were in the vicinity.

  3. I knew there was some reason I had no desire to visit certain countries! 🙁

  4. Dr. Theo, parts is parts! 🙂

    Here in America we do take our “mainstream” meat for granted. The idea of eating “pets” and many other animals, like monkeys, is reprehensible to us. Like you said, that is simply not the case in other “parts” of the world, where pretty much anything goes, even HUMAN meat in some cases! GADS!!

  5. I love cats to pieces, too, Gina. But I prefer some pieces, like the thighs, over others.

    Just kidding. But I did eat cat and dog once when overseas. It was barbecued with a really spicy sauce by some Korean soldiers at Cam Ranh Bay. I didn't ask where the animals came from, but it tasted pretty good after living on C-rations for months. We had a pet dog named “Morphine” at our rear battalion aid station and we kept a pretty close eye on him when the ROKs (Republic of Korea) were in the vicinity.

  6. I knew there was some reason I had no desire to visit certain countries! 🙁

  7. Dr. Theo, parts is parts! 🙂

    Here in America we do take our “mainstream” meat for granted. The idea of eating “pets” and many other animals, like monkeys, is reprehensible to us. Like you said, that is simply not the case in other “parts” of the world, where pretty much anything goes, even HUMAN meat in some cases! GADS!!