911 recording: Lux the attack cat traps Portland family in bedroom

March 11, 2014

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Attack cat Lux is 22 pounds.

Lux, a Himalyan cat “with a history of violence” trapped a Portland family in their bedroom when it became spitting mad. Hear the bizarre 911 call below.

Sunday night, the feline (pictured nearby) scratched the family’s eight month old baby and that’s when the Dad kicked it away, enraging it. The 22 pounder chased the family into a bedroom. The Dad called 911 (hear the call below) hoping the cops could come to extricate them —and the cat. He said he tried to leave the room but the feline kept attacking.

“When I leave the bedroom to let the police in, I’m going to have to fight this cat,” the man said. “This cat kind of has a history of violence.”

Police came and Lux ran for a familiar place, the fridge,

When officers arrived and entered the house, they saw the cat scurry into the kitchen. After it scrambled atop the refrigerator, officers snared it and put it in a travel-style kennel, [Portland Police spokesman Pete] Simpson said.

The family says they’re keeping the cat. The baby was not seriously hurt.

While cases of out-of-control dogs are relatively common, Simpson said, he could not recall in his 20 years with the Portland police a similarly ferocious feline.