Yesterday during the Raiders-Chiefs game, we came across this photo from Instagram user Max Chilen, showing a man holding a cat in the stands at Arrowhead Stadium:
Here's another shot of the cat and the Packers fan:
Great work by Arrowhead security tonight. This dude managed to sneak in an effing cat. #StandUpJob #NFL @Chiefs pic.twitter.com/tvGwYmZUX2— TacoSal (@TacoSalazarKC) January 4, 2016
We reached out to Max on Twitter to find our the real story of this Packers fan with the cat:
@christhorman haha the dude found it in the spiral walkway heading into the game so they kept it instead of giving it to security— Max Chilen (@donehavinfun) January 4, 2016
@christhorman at the 4th quarter security came and there was quite the protest to let him keep the cat. Then he went away with them but— Max Chilen (@donehavinfun) January 4, 2016
@christhorman I think they planned on letting him keep the cat.— Max Chilen (@donehavinfun) January 4, 2016
Jay Busbee of Yahoo Sports also did a little digging and found a fan who had also seen the cat:
We've heard from a fan at the stadium: "I talked to the guy at the game. He said he brought it in under his jacket he was wearing. Like most stadiums when it's cold out, they aren't patting you down and strip-searching you. People routinely sneak alcohol, and many other things, in undetected."
And here is one more bit of info from a Facebook reader:
If you also saw this cat, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update Monday night: Sam Nicole on Twitter says she is the girlfriend of the guy with the cat and passed this message and video along:
@Deadspin see! pic.twitter.com/sHpAqQBVqB— Sam Nicole (@sammyyynicole) January 4, 2016
That is my boyfriend his name is Ben die hard Packer fan we have a yellow lab named packer... Anyways I found the cat inside the stadium it was scared and helpless so I picked it up took it to security and we told them we didn't mind holding it until the end of the game. They said that was fine and we went to our seat where my boyfriend offered to hold the cat for me while I went to the restroom.
We were attracting a lot of attention and we were about to leave right before the 4th quarter when, security came back and told us we had to take the cat to our car! They were super nice about it and walked us out, they said we could come back in but we told them it was okay we wanted to beat traffic anyways.
Anyways once we got outside the stadium the cat jumped out of my boyfriends arms and ran away. No clue where it is now but I hope she is safe, it was a girl by the way we named her Arrow after the Chiefs stadium. She was super nice and we miss her!