Barney can’t talk but the Pasco cat helped catch a suspected car thief over the weekend.
Pasco police were called Saturday night to investigate a suspicious car on the 4800 block of Tamarisk Drive.
Ashley D. Younger, 31, of Pasco, was in the car, along with Barney. Younger claimed it was a friend’s car and that she’d found Barney in Richland.
Barney ended up being taken to the Tri-Cities Animal Shelter.
The next day, Barney’s owner called police to report that her car was stolen while she was out of town on vacation. The thieves also took Barney and some items from her garage.
A caring neighbor agreed to help rescue Barney from the animal shelter and claim the stolen car until the owner could return to town.
The Pasco police later arrested Younger on suspicion of possessing a stolen car.