Napoleon free at last

Click to follow
The Council of State, the Netherlands' highest legal authority, has ruled that Napoleon the cat should be released from house arrest for three hours a day, AP reports from Wassenaar.

The legal troubles began after the black tomcat, weary of a special diet necessitated by weak kidneys, began sneaking into opulent local houses in search of snacks. A neighbour complained to the City Council of Napoleon's 'aggressive attitude' and the cat's owner, Harry Vennekens, was ordered to keep the cat inside. He appealed, won and announced 'Napoleon is a free cat'.