Criss Angel, Kitty-Napper?
And for his next trick, Criss Angel will make your cat disappear!
The New York Post reports that the Mindfreak star has been accused of stealing Hamlet, a feline belonging to Beacher's Madhouse revue impresario Jeff Beacher, and the case may go to court.
According to Beacher's lawyer, Robert Reynolds, his client acquired Hamlet after his parents passed away two years ago. Because Beacher was residing at Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel at the time, Beacher left Hamlet in the care of his friend, Jennifer Madden, until he could find his own place.
And that's when Angel allegedly made his kitty-napping move.
In a letter to Angel, Reynolds writes, "Soon thereafter, while still grieving over the recent loss of his father, my client received a phone call from you stating, 'I took your cat. He lives with me now' . . . This action was against the will of Ms. Madden and Mr. Beacher. I also understand that you made further bizarre allegations, including, 'The cat no longer likes you' and 'The cat and I have become close friends.'"
Threatening legal actions if Hamlet isn't returned, Reynolds writes, "Perhaps you are not aware of the legal consequences . . . The deprivation of my client's pet for an extended period of time is a clear violation of his rights . . ."
Too bad Angel couldn't hold onto a certain bunny as tenaciously as he's allegedly kept this cat in his possession.