When a man cat-sitting for a friend was attacked while attempting to feed his houseguest (the cat), he took it well. And by took it well, I mean he decided to sue the cat's owner for the entirely reasonable sum of $100,000.
William Baxter of Homer Glen, Illinois claims he was "viciously attacked, bit and clawed" by the cat, causing significant injuries to his ring finger and to his left arm. The cat's owner, a Christine Bobak, should have known the cat was dangerous, the lawsuit alleges, since it had apparently attacked others before.
If you're saying to yourself, "This seems absurd. There must be something else going on here," then you are correct. From the Chicago Sun-Times:
A Facebook profile for a Billy Baxter, of Homer Glen, indicates he is married to a Christine "Bobak" Baxter, of Homer Glen. But it was uncertain whether the Baxter and Bobak involved in the lawsuit are that couple or whether they are married.
But yes, clearly they are or were married. Baxter's lawyer, Michael Shammas, wouldn't comment on the marriage or the case. "That's not something I really want to get into and talk about," Shammas said. "I'd rather keep it in the courthouse."
Baxter and Bobak also declined to comment to the Sun-Times. The case's first court appearance is scheduled for July 10.