ELKTON, Md. (WMAR) - The Cecil County Sheriff's Office has a new crime fighter. They say a pet cat foiled a would-be burglary in an Elkton home.
The attempted burglary happened at about 1:45 a.m. in the unit block of Shannon Drive shortly after a woman and her husband drifted off to sleep.
Lt. Michael Holmes, spokesperson for the Sheriff's Office says that "their pet cat jumped on the woman as she slept on the couch and that woke her up. The cat was looking out the window."
When the woman awoke and also looked out the window, she realized that the cat was looking at a man outside.
"There was a man outside, trying to open the window to get into the house," Lt. Holmes said.
When the woman called for her husband, the would-be crook ran away.
The suspect was described as being between 5' 5" to 5' 8" tall, weighing about 140 pounds wearing a black hooded sweatshirt over most of his face, black pants and gloves.
Investigators believe the cat was the one that really saved the day, stating that the suspect didn't run until the woman screamed for her husband.
Anyone with any information is asked to call police at 410-392-2116.
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