Meet the sock stealing cat burglar

Published: 22nd July 2013

Meet the sock stealing cat burglar

A woman in Arbroath has revealed that her pet cat has developed an interesting obsession with socks.

Marion McComb, 78, told the Daily Record that her cat, Patch, has brought her more than 30 socks from neighbours' houses and gardens.

"Patch is a little thief - a kleptomaniac," Marion said. "It used to be odd socks, but then it got into a real habit - socks in all colours and sizes."

However Marion says that her friends and neighbours have seen the funny side of the 11-year-old cat's criminal instincts.

"My friends and neighbours think it's hilarious. They just go on about the 'sock thief' and hope that Patch doesn't steal from them.

"Whether she sneaks into people's houses and goes through their dirty laundry or she picks them from washing lines is a mystery."

Marion says that she collects and washes all the missing socks but if nobody comes to collect them then she will donate them to charity.

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