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Homer Glen man sues woman over alleged cat attack

Updated: May 1, 2013 3:53PM



A Homer Glen man who claims a cat-sitting venture went painfully wrong is taking the feline’s owner to court.

William Baxter claims he was caring for Christine Bobak’s cat on April 22, 2011, at his home when the cat launched an unprovoked attack while he tried to feed it.

Baxter filed a lawsuit against Bobak on March 22 in Will County Circuit Court seeking $50,000 on each of two counts.

According to the lawsuit, the cat “viciously attacked, bit and clawed” Baxter, who claims to have suffered serious injuries from a bite on his ring finger and the clawing of his left arm.

Bobak should have known the cat was dangerous, the lawsuit states, as it is believed to have attacked at least one other person before.

The lawsuit said both Baxter and Bobak lived in Homer Glen, at separate residences, at the time of the alleged attack.

A Facebook profile for a Billy Baxter, of Homer Glen, indicates he is married to a Christine “Bobak” Baxter, of Homer Glen. But it was uncertain whether the Baxter and Bobak involved in the lawsuit are that couple or whether they are married.

William Baxter’s Chicago attorney, Michael Shammas, declined to comment on the case.

“That’s not something I really want to get into and talk about,” Shammas said. “I’d rather keep it in the courthouse.”

Baxter and Bobak could not be reached for comment. No one answered the doors at their residences Friday.

A court appearance on the lawsuit is scheduled for July 10.



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