July 21, 2016 9:56 pm
Updated: July 22, 2016 9:42 am

Kleptomaniac cat steals bras, garden gloves from neighbours

WATCH: A Vernon couple has taken to social media to help find the owners of all the things their beloved pet cat has found. Lauren Pullen has more on this sticky pawed feline.


She’s just two years old but has a rap sheet of some 60 crimes. Fittingly, her name is Sketch and she’s a cat burglar in the truest form.

Every night she prowls the streets of Vernon, B.C., searching for her next target. It’s not birds or mice she’s after; she prefers inanimate keepsakes.

“She brings home some weird, random stuff,” said Sketch’s owner Cindy Schmidt.

The weirdest?

“One time she left a bra on my bed.”

For the most part her collection consists of dog toys and garden gloves — both the right and left of course, because you can’t just have one.

Sketch wasn’t always a kleptomaniac cat, she only started stealing two months ago.

The Schmidt family has turned to social media to try and return some of the stolen merchandise and has already reunited some of the goods with their rightful owners.

As for trying to convince Sketch to give up her life of crime? The family admits there’s not much anyone can do.

“How do you get her to stop?” Schmidt laughed. “She’s a cat.”

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