Caught red-pawed: owner catches cat burglar in the act

Internet - Cats crave a sweet snack every once in a while too. This Reddit user's feline friend decided to sneak a little treat and was caught on camera in the middle of the burglary.

The culprit is taken completely by surprise.
The culprit is taken completely by surprise.  © Reddit/Screenshot/Bildmontage/bandicoot-666

The video uploaded by bandicoot-666 shows the cat's slyness in all its glory.

In the five-second clip, the pet-owner walks around the apartment, seemingly knowing just what to look for. As the Reddit user rounds the corner into the hallway, a furry thief suddenly comes into view, happily jogging along with a bag of candy in its mouth. 

What happens next is the highlight of the whole incident: the cat simply drops the stolen goods on the floor and walks away without a second thought, as if nothing happened. This casual attitude suggests it isn't the first attempt to be foiled.

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The little comedy skit quickly made an impression on Reddit, with more than 3,000 upvotes and lots of commenters delighted by the little robber's antics.

Some users suggested a few possible alibis for the feline felon.

"I'm just holding this for a friend" or "How did this get into my mouth? I've never seen this object before, I swear!" were among the favorites.

The kitten drops the stolen goods and runs away.
The kitten drops the stolen goods and runs away.  © Reddit/Screenshot/Bildmontage/bandicoot-666

Others shared similar experiences of their own kleptomaniac cats.

The owner now has to significantly improve security when it comes to savory treats.

Cover photo: Reddit/Screenshot/Bildmontage/bandicoot-666

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