Video: 'Baby?' Are you kitten me?

updated 12/2/2005 6:06:09 PM ET 2005-12-02T23:06:09

Many people treat their pets like children, but a woman is in legal trouble after calling 911 and claiming that her baby was stuck in the sewer.

The woman, who was not immediately identified, called the fire department three times saying that her cat was stuck in the sewer, according to police. On the fourth call the woman said her 2-year-old baby was stuck in the sewer. The cat’s name is Baby.

The firefighters arrived expecting to find a child, but rescued the feline from the sewer anyway. Police gave the woman a ticket for making a false report, a Class B misdemeanor.

“They said they were desperate, didn’t know what else to do,” Houston Fire Department Capt. Keith Ellery told Houston television station KPRC.

Members of the woman’s family said they tried to rescue the cat themselves before calling for help.

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