In the early morning hours of Friday, December 12th, a Cretan cat, known as P.R., was seen wearing a velvety red hat, with a white, furry trim and pom pom, (in addition to a very suspicious look on his face). The hat in question, is believed to belong to Santa Claus. Some witnesses also recall seeing a set of keys near the capped creature,
but this observation could not be confirmed. Interestingly, they all agreed that the suspect showed no sign of trying to flee the scene. On the contrary, it soon became apparent that
the cat actually seemed to be enjoying the presence of the onlookers, none of whom could believe their eyes, when the feisty feline actually began to model the signature hat. One passerby exclaimed, 'He was strutting his stuff on that stone runway with no remorse whatsoever!'. Only when police sirens could be heard in the distance, did the suspect stumble for a second on the catwalk, before quickly managing to dive into his getaway vehicle, standing by behind a hedge of bushes,
and later found abandoned, a few miles from the scene of the crime, behind a stack of firewood. It is believed that the suspect is now driving a candy cane red 1955 Chevy Bel Air Convertible,
after its owner, realizing his keys had disappeared during the frenzy at the fashion show, contacted the authorities. The photo above was taken by hidden surveillance cameras just minutes before the suspect made a pit stop for a strawberry milkshake at a favourite fast food outlet. He can be seen smugly flaunting the cap on his tail, in complete daylight, impervious to the shocking reactions of those around him. Anyone having information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at:
Undoubtedly, this behaviour baffles the mind! What could cause a cat to snatch Santa's hat? The motive, itself, is a mystery, but several whiskered witnesses stated that P.R. has a penchant for, (if not a preoccupation with), hats, and not just any old hats, but those belonging to famous folks. In fact, just this fall, P.R. was seen, on many occasions, sporting a cap that was remarkably reminiscent of one that the great detective, Sherlock Holmes is known to don during his own investigations.
|PR, impersonating the great Sherlock Holmes, on the same stone runway, September, 29th, 2014.|
Coincidentally, at around that same time, a newspaper article reported that a trademark, plaid cap, part of a rare collection that belonged to Detective Holmes, on exhibit at a local museum, had gone missing. Due to his reputation as a 'cat of many hats', P.R. was a prime suspect, but after a lengthy investigation, all charges against him were dropped, for lack of incriminating evidence. The question now is: will Santa follow suit, or, being the jolly old elf that he is, simply consider it an early Christmas gift, albeit, for a kitty that was very naughty and not so nice?!
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