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Posted: 9:38 p.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013
ALAMEDA, Calif. —
An Alameda woman happily reunited with her cat Saturday afternoon, two days after a burglar smashed her car window as it sat parked in San Francisco and stole the beloved feline but nothing else.
At around 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Caroline Adamson said she reunited with Roxy, her 12-year-old cat, at the San Francisco Animal Control someone recognized the pet from a KTVU report.
Roxy had been missing since Thursday evening, when a thief broke Adamson’s car window when it was parked near the corner of Polk Street and Broadway.
Surveillance footage showed the “cat burglar” smashing the car window only to wait for an opportune moment to make off with the cat carrier with Roxy sitting inside looking out.
“I know that bad things can happen with animals in cars, but I just had no idea that people would steal a cat,” said Adamson on Friday.
Adamson said she brought Roxy to San Francisco because she had a business dinner after which she planned to drop Roxy off at a friend's home.
“I was going on a family vacation we were going to Wisconsin camping and I canceled my trip to find my cat,” she said Friday.
According to Adamson, Roxy was dropped off some time on Friday night at SF Animal Control by someone who had come into the cat after the thief had given Roxy away.
Adamson said Saturday evening that Roxy was taken back to her Alameda home, was given plenty of food and appeared to be “a bit grumpy but okay.”
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