Northeast Kingdom Cat Burglar Sounds Mentally Ill

Vermont state police arrested a Troy Vermont man who stole a cat from a family in the Northeast Kingdom. Mark Frady, 54, is accused of burglary and unlawful trespass.

Frady returned to the house and was caught watching television, smoking a cigarette and drinking coffee. The bizarre story made news for a couple of days while police investigated.

Frady sounds relatively harmless, but possibly mentally ill.

Mental illness is an on going problem in Vermont where beds for the mentally ill are limited and people end up waiting in emergency rooms or prisons for treatment.

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