Russian woman calls police to 'bomber' cat
A Russian woman who was a little worse for wear with alcohol called police in the middle of the night to warn that her cat was about to blow up after swallowing explosives.
"A woman aged 45 called the police around 4:00 am to say that her cat contained explosives," a statement from St Peterburg police said.
"Officers went to the scene and spoke to the lady, who was in a drunken state."
Police searched the premises and the surroundings to make sure there were no explosives, the statement said, adding, "The cat is safe and sound."
Abuse of alcohol kills half-a-million people a year in Russia.
© 2010 AFP