SALISBURY, Md. — The creeping of a would-be thief outside of a Maryland home apparently was too much for one cat.

Angry over something outside the window, the cat woke its owner early Monday at about 1 a.m. The owner looked outside his Salisbury home and saw a man was stealing items from his car. The Daily Times of Salisbury cites a Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office release that says deputies arrived on scene and found 32-year-old Jamie Ruark inside another car.

Ruark was captured after a brief foot chase and charged with four counts each of theft and tampering with a motor vehicle.

Information from: The Daily Times of Salisbury, Md.,

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