Man Leads Cops On High Speed Chase Over Sick Cat

High Speed ChaseA man who said that he was rushing his sick cat to the veterinarian led police on a high-speed chase through Dallas and nearby suburbs that lasted for more than an hour yesterday afternoon.

The chase ended when the driver pulled over and the police tackled him.

The man appeared to have blood on his head as the police officers led him away.

He said that his cat was dying and he was rushing to get his pet to a veterinarian. When asked why he didn’t stop, the driver said he was hoping that pursuing officers would quit following him.

Animal control has taken custody of the cat.

Source: My Fox Dallas

7 Responses to “Man Leads Cops On High Speed Chase Over Sick Cat”

  1. catmom5 says:

    Why didn’t this guy just stop ~ or drive directly to the animal hospital? Sounds pretty fishy to me . . . and the rest of the story is?

  2. Phoebe says:

    The rest of the story is that the guy is rather notorious in his neighborhood - and none of what he’s known for is good.

    “…She writes, “Last December, a 50ish man moved in down the street and started putting out a baited live trap and catching the neighbors’ cats. One neighbor hopped the locked fence to retrieve his cat and noticed several cats inside.

    “On my walks I have counted 15-16 cats in the windows at any given time and Dallas Animal Control counted 12. He did tell a neighbor that he had 18 cats, but that was months ago and another neighbor has lost three cats since then, and retrieved one from this man. He has between 4 and 6 dogs in the yard and some (can’t see how many) locked in the garage with no outside access as far as we can see. There have multiple 311 calls (not all from me) for trash, high weeds, and suspicion of animal cruelty. Dallas A/C did write him a warning notice several months ago but they cannot enter the property because of the locked and gated front yard.”

    The man, Pam says, is believed to be a hoarder, a collector, and is on do-not-adopt lists. She claims he has threatened her during conversations about his activities. “In front of a witness and while she was on her cell phone to 911, he threatened to kill me multiple times,” she says. She filed a police report. The man has left the neighborhood at least temporarily and she wonders about the welfare of the animals.”

    I hope this link works. If it does, scroll down until you see the story above.

  3. Phoebe says:

    Oh, and today’s update from the website (a terrific site from the Dallas area for animal lovers) I posted above:

    “AN FYI: The fellow who was arrested after that lengthy car chase yesterday — the guy who claimed he was rushing his cat to the vet — Ron Teague, is the same guy we mentioned on July 20 as being a suspected hoarder, neighborhood cat-napper and under investigation for threatening his neighbor. Small world, ain’t it?”

  4. catmom5 says:

    I hope someone gets this guy and gets the animals away from him! Sounds like a huge problem. Can’t imagine that something can’t be done NOW!

  5. 2CatMom says:

    I totally agree. I shudder to think how many of the neighbors’ cats he has locked up in his house and garage. Its so sad, these people really believe that they are the only ones that can care for these animals - and in this case it sounds like many the cats aren’t really stray.

  6. HighNote says:

    Well there is not a word mentioned about whether this cat was really dieing or not. Animal control picked it up. I would think they would have none if it was ill. Was this guy telling the truth about the cat? I wondered about the poor cat.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Apparantly, the cat was already dead.


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