Cat Woman on the Loose in Manhattan!


Last week a woman wearing a cat mask burglarized a high-end shoe store in Astor Place. In addition to the makings of a hilarious, real wanted poster, this story also obviously had the makings of a pun-drenched Post story. Witness:

A serial stickup artist with a penchant for disguises -- including a cat mask -- has sunk her claws into shoe and beauty stores in Manhattan and Queens ... According to the source, the lithe 5-foot-6, 115 pound thief, described in a wanted poster as possibly Middle Eastern, strode into the store at around 1:30 p.m. She prowled for about 45 minutes before donning her disguise and pouncing on a sales clerk ... She got her paws on $86 in cash and scampered off, the source said.

For her next burglary, however, the woman doffed her cat mask and put on ... a burka. How to punnify that, Post? "According to the source, she strode into The Body Shop on Austin Street and Continental Avenue in Queens at 12:50 p.m. and barked out her order to hand over some cash." Oh.

Holy masquerade! Cat woman strikes [NYP]