Newport Police 'issue warning' to cat that looks like it's holding an assault rifle Police actually issued a warning to a CAT for being up in a tree clinging to a branch that looked like an assault rifle. What is a cat supposed to care what the police think? How is the cat supposed to know if the branch looks like a rifle or not? Is the cat supposed to check before it settles down for a nap on the branch? I have cats. I have had cats for most of my life. I cannot think of a single one of my cats who would have given a darn if the cops cared what their branches looked like. Well, O'Malley would have thought it was hilarious and would have done it again and again for attention, probably. He was a little brat. The rest? Would not have cared one bit what the cops wanted. If they liked the branch, they would have kept using it, if they didn't, they would have found a better one. Seriously, what are people thinking? CATS with assault rifles??? REALLY????????? Some of this is just too absurd for words.