If you are not a cat person, this story will reaffirm all of your fears. At least I doubt Daniel Pinedo-Velapatino, 21, is still a cat person. Pinedo-Velapatino was allegedly fleeing the police when he stopped to pet a cat. That is how the police caught him in Boca Raton.
Candace Noonan found a man at her sliding glass door who said that he was a landscaper working next door. He asked for some water. He then sat on the ground and played with her cats. The problem is that the police were chasing him after he was accused of taking $2,000 out of a friend’s wallet during a party. Police say that he crashed a Lexus into other cars, including a police car.
Police continued the chase only to catch up with him shortly after his cat fix. Noonan’s husband tried to question him and he attempted to run but police had already arrived. He is now charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling, three counts of drug possession, three counts of assault, hit and run, and grand theft auto, among others.