STAMFORD, Conn. - A feud between a pair of Nichols Avenue families has led to one accusing the other of kidnapping their cat, according to Stamford police.
The Tamburro family has complained to city officials that the next-door Romano family burns construction debris in their yard, police said. Additionally, police said the Tamburros also claimed that their daughter broke her ankle while playing on the Romano's trampoline.
The incidents have caused friction between the two families, which culminated in the Tamburros this weekend accusing the Romanos of "catnapping" after the Tamburro's feline turned up missing, police said.
Not so fast, say the Romanos. They reportedly found a stray cat on their property, which they turned over to Stamford's Animal Control division. But a few days later, they returned to Animal Control and adopted the cat.
However, the Tamburros believe the cat in question is their 17-year-old pet, of which they claim to have pictures, police said.
The matter has gone back to Animal Control for further investigation, according to police.