Many people treat their pets like children, but a woman is in legal trouble after calling emergency services and claiming that her "baby" _ which turned out to be a cat named Baby _ was stuck in the sewer. The woman, who was not immediately identified, called the Houston Fire Department three times today saying that her cat was stuck in the sewer, according to police. On the fourth call the woman said her 2-year-old baby was stuck in the sewer.
The firefighters arrived expecting to find a child, but rescued the feline from the sewer anyway. Police gave the woman a ticket for making a false report. She could face a maximum punishment of six months in jail.
"They said they were desperate, didn't know what else to do," Houston Fire Department Capt. Keith Ellery told Houston television station KPRC. "It is not the type of rescue we normally do ... but on this particular incident, we felt compelled to kind of help them out." Members of the woman's family tried to rescue the cat themselves before calling for help, the AP reports.