On a summer weekend in Florida, Lianna Pugh had planned to spend a fun time with friends and her kitten Heifer. Yet, she never imagined the dramatic events that would unfold in a matter of seconds right before her eyes.
Unexpectedly, a man stole the woman’s automobile from the parking as she sat on the terrace of a restaurant. But what the thief didn’t realize is that another witness was curled up in the backseat: Lianna’s kitten Heifer.
Lianna Pugh, a 30-year-old New Wilmington, Pennsylvania native, was in Pensacola, Florida, for the weekend. Pugh stated that she just drove to Florida for work with OCI Construction, a firm constructing a solar farm near Marianna.
There, she and her pals decided to grab a bite to eat. Pugh and her companions were having breakfast at a Restaurant in Pensacola at around 10:15 a.m., sitting outdoors approximately 10 feet from Pugh’s car.
The group had left Lianna’s feline, Heifer, inside the unlocked car with the engine running and the air conditioning turned on. Suddenly, Pugh and her pals witnessed a suspect pulling away in the car with her four-month-old kitten Heifer.
“All of a sudden, I realize that the car is moving backwards. In my head, I thought the cat did something and put it into gear. I don’t know,”
The Camry gets stolen with the kitten inside
As soon as Lianna realized there was a man inside her Toyota Camry, she sprinted at the car. Her two friends rushed alongside the vehicle car in an unsuccessful attempt to stop the catnapper from escaping.
Since the carjacker showed no intention of slowing down, Lianna and her friends have to step aside to avoid being run over.
The driver bolted, and the group gave chase. They tried to keep up with the speed of the moving car but were eventually left behind. Once it made its initial turn onto a street, the automobile was no longer in their line of sight.
Pensacola News Journal reported that a 33-year-old man was the principal suspect in this case, according to the Pensacola Police Department. By Monday afternoon, he faced a charge of grand theft auto.
Meanwhile, Pugh reasonably expressed concerns over her kitten’s fate.
When the car stealer noticed Heifer in the back of the vehicle, the man realized he had made a mistake. Not knowing what to do with the animal, he grabbed it, opened his window, and tossed the kitten onto the road.
Fortunately, a passerby stepped in to help the scared cat. Heifer went first to a shelter, then reunited with his relieved mistress.
Ultimately, the car thief was arrested by the police and taken into custody.