Florida woman accused of using gun to defend her right to feed stray cats

Author: CBS
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Mugshot of Lisa Maureen Saunders, 55. (Credit: Orange County Jail)
Mugshot of Lisa Maureen Saunders, 55. (Credit: Orange County Jail)

A Florida woman’s love for cats might have landed her behind bars this week after police said she pulled a gun on somebody who complained she was feeding the neighborhood’s stray cats.

The Miami Herald reported that the suspect, Lisa Maureen Saunders, 55, had already had the police and Orange County Animal Control called on her for feeding stray cats before.

The Herald said Saunders was arrested Thursday after threatening a neighbor with a handgun and saying, “Don’t f— with me.”

The women told officers she watched Saunders park and leave loose cat food on the sidewalk.

The woman was worried the cats would give kids in the neighborhood “scabies” so she confronted Saunders, according to the Miami Herald.

Saunders’ employer told law enforcement she has been feeding the neighborhood strays over the past two years.

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