The police were called to an old woman's house last night.
"Hello officer, come in," she said on their arrival. "What seems to be the problem here then?" they asked.
"Somebody stole my cat officer, and put a letter through the door asking for £1000 if I ever what to see it alive again," she cried out. "You know what this means, don't you?" they replied.
"Blackmail," she burst out.
"Yes," they replied, "most likely in his early twenties and carrying a knife too."