It appears local police have apprehended a literal cat burglar.
According to a report filed at the Upper Dublin Police Department, officers were dispatched to a home on the 100 block of Woodlyn Avenue, Glenside, on the evening of March 27 for the report of a burglary in process.
A resident at that address, who was not home at the time, had been contacted by neighbors who told him that the lights were on in his home and that the white Jaguar XK8 convertible of a former partner was parked down the street, the report said. Upon arrival, police located the suspect, James Ryan, 49, of Bayone, N.J., and found in the backseat of his Jaguar a black cat belonging to the homeowner.
The victim told police that he and Ryan had lived together at the residence for nearly ten years before he (the homeowner) had recently asked Ryan to leave. According to the police report, the homeowner had changed all of the locks at the residence except one, for which the suspect still had a key.
Ryan was arrested and charged with burglary, theft, receiving stolen property, defiant trespass, loitering and, ironically, prowling at nighttime.