Heartless Car Thief Returns Stolen Car, Keeps The Cat That Was Inside

Woman is desperately looking for cat inside stolen car 13 photos
2018 Subaru Legacy2018 Subaru Legacy2018 Subaru Legacy2018 Subaru Legacy2018 Subaru Legacy2018 Subaru Legacy2018 Subaru Legacy2018 Subaru Legacy2018 Subaru Legacy2018 Subaru Legacy2018 Subaru Legacy2018 Subaru Legacy
A very picky car thief returned one of the vehicles he stole after news of it made national headlines, but chose to keep the cat that was inside it at the time he lifted it.
Emma Harris, a woman from Portland, Oregon, went to the mall on Friday for a bit of spotting. Because there was some construction work going on at her apartment, she took her cat, Priscilla, with her in the car.

She imagined Priscilla would be safe in her 1996 Subaru Legacy while she shopped, because she never thought the car would be gone when she came back to it. Yet that’s what happened, she tells KATU News, fighting back tears.

“When I came out to my car, it wasn’t there and neither was my cat,” she says.

Harris went right away to the police and to the media. By Sunday, her car was returned to the same parking lot where it’d been taken from, so either the thief didn’t like it or he didn’t want the hassle that came with driving a stolen vehicle that had been covered by the national press.

However, the cat wasn’t inside. Harris is now offering a $1,000 reward to anyone who can offer any information on Priscilla or who is able to safely return it to her, and she’s hoping that whoever took it will bring it back – just like they did with her car.

“She means the world to me,” Harris says. “I just want my cat. She’s my companion and I love her and miss her very much.”

Harris says she’s had Priscilla since she was a kitten, and had to bottle-feed her because she was so tiny. Clearly, she doesn’t have the same kind of attachment to her car, which she could have done without if her cat had been returned to her instead.
If you liked the article, please follow us:  Google News icon Google News Youtube Instagram
About the author: Elena Gorgan
Elena Gorgan profile photo

Elena has been writing for a living since 2006 and, as a journalist, she has put her double major in English and Spanish to good use. She covers automotive and mobility topics like cars and bicycles, and she always knows the shows worth watching on Netflix and friends.
Full profile


Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories