Oscar may look cute and harmless, but like many cats, looks can be deceiving. When Oscar the cat went missing one day, his neighbors berated a sigh of relief. When Oscar was later found, the neighbors armed themselves with water pistols and mourned his return.
One neighbor, who asked not to be named, admitted that he had hoped the only way Oscar would ever return would be ‘in a body bag’.
‘Children can’t walk down the alley to the school,’ said another. ‘They all know about the cat and they are all frightened it’s going to get them.’
Oscar once attacked retired lieutenant colonel Tom Ridgway, 77, who spent six days in the hospital after Oscar mauled his right arm and sank his teeth into his left thumb all the way to the bone.