What comes to your mind when you hear the word cat burglar, I can't speak for you.
But for me, it's a romantic dashing image.
Somebody who is lit and fit and intelligent.
Someone who has studied and worked and honed their skill.
I remember seeing my first cat burglar in the movie.
What was it? It was one of the Pink Panther series movies back in the 19 seventies.
I think it was actually made in the sixties, but I saw it in the seventies and the cat burglar used high technology.
They used technological gadgets to get around the traps and the alarms that were protecting the jewel.
They used fancy equipment like crossbows and they made like a zip line to cross from one building to the next.
They were outside the building climbing, doing daring and dashing things.
It was dangerous.
They could be caught, they could be shot, they could be beat up, they could go to jail for the rest of their lives.
But due to their intelligence and daring and physical prowess, they were able to get in undetected and actually get out undetected as well.
Nobody found out who they were for the longest time.
And in the Pink Panther series, they always left a calling card.
So it was kind of romantic because these were really, really highly trained individuals, the type of person that you would like to be.
Now, I don't think we should be thieves.
That's not a good thing at all.
But the point is not the stealing.
The point is the challenge and cat burglars rise to the challenge and overcome it.
So, for me, I always thought cat burglars was really cool.
How about you?"