NEWPORT, Ore. (KDKA) — Someone in Oregon snapped a picture of a cat holding a branch that looked remarkably like a weapon from a distance.

The Newport Oregon Police Department decided to have some fun with the picture, explaining in a now-viral social media post that “reports of an armed cat” were unfounded and that the feline was “given a verbal warning for posing with what could be mistaken as an assault rifle while wearing poor camouflage attire.”

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