When we think of the term "cat burglar," we often think of a skilled burglar who breaks into homes and businesses undetected and then makes off with priceless works of art and jewels. In this case, the cat burglar is literally a three-year-old Siamese cross.
Paul Edwards recently took to Facebook in the hopes of returning various items his cat stole from various owners.
Among the items stolen have been a phone charter, hand puppet, and even a child's artwork.
On his Facebook page, Edwards writes:
"We take photographs of things that Theo has brought home and put them up on Facebook, saying 'Excuse me, do any of you recognize these?' "
Some of the items stolen by the unsuspecting cat burglar include:
Edwards tells BBC News:
"We sheepishly had to go to our neighbor's with a handful of cat toys, which turned out to be his."
The cat is a sly operator, earning the trust of neighborhood children who let him into their homes. Once inside, the cat grabs what he can and then makes off like a real cat burglar.
One of the homes on the block has twins, and the cat burglar actually stole a fluffy pink pen right in front of the kids.
So what do the neighbors think about having a neighborhood cat that makes off with their items? It turns out that the unsuspecting cat burglar is somewhat of a celebrity in the area.
The next time stuff goes missing from your own house just remember - it might be the work of a thief - or it might be the work of a bored cat who likes to steal stuff and taken things home with it.