Angry cat holds family hostage in US

Last updated at 07:13
Cuppy the catKGTV-TV

Police had to rescue a mother and daughter who were being held hostage in their home... by their cat.

The pair from San Diego in the United States called the emergency services after Cuppy the cat went into a rage and wouldn't let them leave.

Footage taken by local TV station KGTV-TV shows police using a broom to protect themselves.

They tried to coax the cat from the house by calling "here kitty, kitty, kitty".

Local resident Karen Yarger said the cat had been a family pet for years but is unpredictable.

Neighbours described Cuppy as "a ball of fury".