There is always news in the Spanish papers about people who leave their pets in the car without a window rolled down, but a 57 year old woman from Tarragona when she left not only a cat in the boot of the car, but also her 87 year old relative.

The woman allegedly left the older gentleman in the backseat of her car with his hands tied to the back doors so that she could escape to breakfast at a bar.

The kicker is perhaps that he was also half naked and the car was parked in broad daylight in taxi rank.

After a taxi driver called the police the older man was taken into protective custody by social services and the cat and her litter were rescued from the boot. Passer-by’s stated the scene was too unbelievable to seem real.

Although the woman is due in court Monday, she claims the man was fine since she left the windows down for him.