Wednesday, June 21, 2006

whew, lewis lives!

(he IS a handsome beast)

Judge Spares Lewis The Cat, Grants Owner Special Probation

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- A judge spared the life of alleged neighbor-assaulter Lewis the cat on Tuesday, but ordered him to remain inside his owner's Fairfield home at all times.
"There are no exceptions. None," said Superior Court Judge Patrick Carroll, who also granted accelerated rehabilitation to Lewis' owner, Ruth Cisero.
Cisero's record will be cleared in two years if she completes 50 hours of community service and Lewis stays indoors. If Lewis does get out, Cisero could face up to six months in prison. An animal control officer, not a judge, would decide what happens to the cat.
Cisero was charged with reckless endangerment after neighbors complained that Lewis' long claws and stealth have allowed him to attack at least a half-dozen people and ambush the Avon lady as she was getting out of her car...............

(photo on the left, from the courant the one on the right from nbc 30


cass said...

I love that Lewis! You can tell he's such a little brat..

a rose is a rose said...

i just heard this on the radio, and 'appropriated' it

NO jail can hold 'em