A lot of pet owners turn to their pets when they feel lonely and depressed. Our pets help us cope with anxiety and depression. And in their own little ways, the pets we rescue, save us in return.
However this cat, saved his owner from suicide in a very unusual and unorthodox way. The police used this kitty to save his owner from jumping from a window of a three-story building!
— Ofc. Grace Gatpandan (@OfficerGrace) October 8, 2015
The owner of the cat was the suspect in stealing a white Toyota Highlander. He was driving the stolen vehicle when the cops pulled him over and did a computer check which revealed that the car was indeed stolen. The man ran away and a hot pursuit ensued. The chase led the barefoot, shirtless man to the top of a three-story-building. He then threatened to take his own life by jumping out the window.
The police negotiated with the man for three hours, but they were unsuccessful. The man was dangling on the edge, ready to jump.
The cops had to think of other ideas to coax the suicidal man off building ledge. And when a family member showed up with the man’s cat, they thought of a brilliant idea. The negotiators used the man’s kitty to coax the man to safety–and it worked!
— CHP San Francisco (@CHPSanFrancisco) October 8, 2015
The police officer on the scene, Officer Albie Esparza, said he never used a cat in negotiations such as this. And as Officer Grace Gatpandan tweeted, he said, ‘Never underestimate the power of an owner’s love for their pet.’