Internet pranksters have created an online hit with “Revenge of the Cat”, a 33-second film clip that spoofs recent news of Coventry bank worker Mary Bale’s cat-binning antics.
Internet pranksters have created an online hit with “Revenge of the Cat”, a 33-second film clip that spoofs the original footage of Coventry bank worker Mary Bale’s cat-binning antics.
The film, created by Coventry and Warwickshire radio station Mercia, is a lighthearted response to the news that shocked the public earlier this week, and CCTV footage that made Mrs Bale a hate figure in for many animal lovers and Facebook users.
The satirical video was posted on Wednesday (August 25) and has already clocked up more than 400,000 views.
Available on YouTube and Mercia’s official website, the mock CCTV footage features a man dressed as Looney Tunes character Sylvester the cat. He approaches an old woman and pats her on the head before dumping her unceremoniously into a wheelie bin and slamming the lid.
A comment on the Mercia website claimed: “It’s the video that’s become a worldwide phenomenon – watch as Mercia gets revenge for cats across Coventry and Warwickshire…”
Sources claim the RSPCA are still considering whether to prosecute Mary Bale for the original incident, which took place on August 23. A report on the Mercia site claimed: “The RSPCA have confirmed they’ve now interviewed her, and that they’re passing her case onto their prosecution team.”