Florida law enforcement investigators have identified the cat burglar in an attempted break-in over the weekend: an actual cat.


The incident occurred Saturday night when a frightened Naples resident called 911, saying she heard someone trying to force open her patio door. Collier County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the scene and carefully circled around the back of the woman’s home with their guns drawn. There, they found the suspect, later identified as “Bones,” still in the midst of the attempted break-in. When informed of the cat burglar’s identity, the woman admitted to also hearing “meows,” but said she’d thought the burglar was just trying to trick her.

Bones was taken into custody for “fur-ther questioning,” according to the sheriff’s office. A photo posted on the agency’s Facebook page shows the kitty in the back of a patrol car, peering through a barred window.