A KLEPTOMANIAC kitty in New Zealand has ‘burgled’ at least 60 items of underwear in two months.
Six-year-old Brigit’s freakish obsession has resulted in her stockpiling the undergarments at her home in Hamilton East, with owner Sarah Nathan suspecting this may just be the tip of the iceberg since these are just the items she kept, meaning there could be more stashed elsewhere.
Sarah has produced leaflets which she has been posting through local letterboxes apologising for her furry friend’s pilfering, and offering to return 11 pairs of underwear and 50 socks to anyone who wants to claim them back.
In a Facebook post, she said: “Every morning we wake up to more. “I’ve put notes in every letterbox in the street. Someone must be missing this stuff.”
She told the NZ Herald: “It’s all men’s. It’s really, really weird. “In our last house she’d bring home a bit of everything, she’d bring home men’s undies, women’s undies, togs, she even brought home a hockey shin pad and a jumper. “She was much less discerning – now she’s decided menswear is the thing – and it’s a very specific kind of underpants that she likes.”
The hapless owner reckons that all the stuff is clean and was probably appropriated from washing lines because “they’ve got that crispy feeling.”