A cat nicknamed Klepto Kitty because of his tendency to swipe items from gardens he scours in his neighbourhood is to lead Redwood City's annual pet parade in May.
Dusty the cat will be the guest of honour at the fundraising event for the Peninsula Humane Society.
By day, Dusty lazes around like your everyday housecat, but at night he turns into a prolific cat burglar in the California town of San Mateo.
He has been on a stealing spree for the last three years, and has managed to pick up at least 600 items.
But his neighbours don’t seem to mind – as soon as they realise an item has been stolen they just go over to Dusty's house and reclaim what's rightfully theirs.
Owners Jim Coleman and Jean Chu will auction unclaimed items which have been taken by their cat, the proceeds of which will go to the society.
Parade organisers have dubbed the cat 'a celebrity' and are 'so excited' to secure Dusty's services.
Dusty's owners say his record haul is 11 items in one night, with socks, shoes and toys being popular finds for him.
The parade will take place on May 21.
Video: Watch Dusty the Klepto Kitty in action:
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