PARIS, France – The infamous feline superspy Lap-Cat has been caught in Paris while attempting to steal secrets from President François Hollande. It was not known what he was trying to steal.
Lap-Cat has been on the loose for the past three years. His last known whereabouts were in Berlin when he tried to infiltrate German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s office when he was shooed away with a broom. Once the pet of supervillain Herr Gerfahr, Lap-Cat was imbued with superior intelligence in a lab accident by his former owner (then known as Frankenfurter). After this he left Herr Gerfahr to lead his own life and quickly turned to espionage.
Lap-Cat disarms his targets with his cuteness as he quickly learned humans were susceptible to it. He invaded the homes of the rich and elite, purring and brushing up against people’s legs. Eventually, he would jump onto the unsuspecting human’s lap while they were going over some documents or working on their computers. From here, Lap-Cat could read their documents and sell their secrets. If lucky, he could download files onto a thumb drive he carried around his collar while the human wasn’t looking.
Catching the feline superspy has been difficult as he can crawl into tight spaces and see in the dark. He’s been captured once before in Madrid but was released due to a technicality in Spanish law, which didn’t have a stipulation for talking cats.
But with more advanced scanners and better intelligence, all atypical creatures are detected within French government buildings once they enter. Lap-Cat was caught by French authorities and is currently being held in a secret facility. Lap-Cat won’t be able to get out like he did in Spain; France made sentient animals a protected class in 2008.