Jordan has always enjoyed giving his mother, Bj Ross, things. The cat goes on nighttime exploration excursions and always returns home with gifts for his mother. Although his mother doesn’t exactly like finding a snake crawling around her kitchen, she understands that Jordan does it out of love for her.
This past January, Ross noticed an odd amount of shoes had started showing up in her yard. At first she didn’t think anything of it and would throw them away — until she realized that the shoes were Jordan’s new gift offering.
For some reason, Jordan’s newest hobby is roaming around his neighborhood in Altoona, Pennsylvania, looking for shoes that people have left outside, and stealing them to bring home to his mom. He brings home anywhere from one to three shoes a night, and even if he can only carry one at a time, he always makes sure to go back to complete the matching set eventually.
“We’ve had probably about 80 shoes,” Ross told The Dodo. “Also baseball mitts. Knee and elbow pads. Squeaky toys. And a bathing suit!”
Ross, who was curious about Jordan’s nocturnal exploits, got him a GPS tracker and an exterior camera so she could keep an eye on him. She now has video of him triumphantly coming home with his gifts.
Ross has amassed a sizable collection of items that don’t belong to her, so she started a Facebook group for Jordan in the hopes that some of her neighbors would learn about his theft and visit her to retrieve their missing property.
“We have found one owner so far,” Ross said. “He took about six pairs of her shoes! She couldn’t believe it was a cat. She thought her kids misplaced them.”
The riddle has been resolved if you reside in Altoona, Pennsylvania and happen to be missing some sneakers; Jordan for sure took them.