Here's a photo of San Francisco police Officer Shawn Fulgado as he poses with a cat. But not just any cat! It's a cat who ended a three-hour-long stand-off between negotiators and a suspected car thief who'd been threatening to leap from a building ledge.
“Using the cat was ingenious,” said police spokesperson Officer Albie Esparza to the San Francisco Chronicle. “Never underestimate the power of the love between people and their pets.”
“I don’t remember ever using a cat before, but it worked,” Esparza said. “The guy voluntarily came out of the window and opened the door and was taken into custody without incident.”