The Mushroom music store Uptown attracts a pretty eclectic crowd. Few things raise eyebrows there. But that wasn’t the case last Thursday.
“He clearly had a gun visible in his waistband,” said the store’s owner and manager, Christopher Hummel.
He was talking about a robber who emptied the store’s register. Hummel says the bandit was all business despite a very cute witness to the crime.
“I’m holding a kitty while the whole thing is going on,” Hummel said.
The kitten was a stray that an employee planned to take home. Hummel happened to be holding it when the robber arrived.
It was a black cat, but that didn’t change the robber’s luck. Police released security camera video of the heist, hoping to get some leads.
Hummel says the four-legged friend was one of the first things he pointed out to police who were responding to the attack.
“I just got robbed while holding a kitten. That’s just not right.”