(source) - Meow who will groom Fluffy? The proud owner of a decorated show cat was mortified late last year to find that someone had stolen $3,000 worth of the little pussy's grooming supplies. Police released a photo of the perp, caught on security video at the Daytona Beach International Airport on Dec. 22 with the pilfered baggage, according to Click Orlando.
The victim, Hope Gonano of Daytona Beach, Florida, was returning from winning a cat competition in Pennsylvania. Cops say that a woman with short brown hair and a red jacket, likely between 45 and 55 years old, swiped the luggage and left the airport, according to News 13. It wasn't immediately clear whether she was on the flight with Gonano, but police released her photo.
Gonano thinks the suspect knew what was in the bags. "I'm thinking that it was all premeditated, for sure. I mean, who does that?" she said, before pleading for her cat stuff back. "What are you going to do with my cat grooming stuff and gifts from my husband that were personal to me?"
Anyone with information on the cat supply-napper should call Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida at 888-277-TIPS.
Such a cat person story.
First of all, how do you have $3,000 worth of cat grooming gear on you at a given time? How do you have stuff worth that much money to spend on one fucking cat who could give two shits less if you're nice to it or not.? "How much is this shampoo you got me? $200? Hmm, pretty sure I saw one for $400 online..." There's no winning with them, so why try?
Second of all, the fact that the police aren't just looking at records of the other owners in this cat contest is absurdly dumb. Clearly this is an inside job. If you're a kind-looking, quiet little 50 year old lady, you don't go rogue and start stealing shit willy nilly. Like this Gonano chick said, this lady knew what was in that bag before she took it. My gut tells me this mysterious elitist-family-maid* woman had a horse in the race (or a cat in the contest, if you will) and was fed up with Gonano buying her way to victory with all this expensive grooming shit. Time to level the playing field, she says, so she waits for her moment, just when Gonano goes up to the front desk to upgrade Foo-Foo's ticket to first class, and strikes fast. Grabs the bag, strolls by casually, and in the elevator smiling before anyone knows what him em.
And you know what? Good for her. You want to be at the top of the mountain, Gonano? Well then you best be keepin your head on a swivel. If it's this easy for a rival to swipe your shit then I say it deserved to be swiped. Shoulda bought a dog anyway. Lesson learned.
* Seriously, could this lady look any more like a rich family's maid? Also, not racist cus she did crime. Criminal story = can't be racist.