Cats seem to enjoy running between your legs as you’re walking, causing you to stumble or trip. In England, 59-year old Chris Rowley had an even harder problem when his hairless sphynx ran at him and latched on to his leg, causing him to lose his footing at the top of the stairs.

Chris was left with a fractured spine and skull, a broken neck and nine broken ribs. Doctors were amazed he even survived, causing friends to dub Chris as the man with “nine lives.” So the next time you walk near the top of the stairs, be careful. Your cat could be plotting to murder you.

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