Cat floods couple's house after turning on taps and blocking plughole

The purr-fect crime! Cheeky cat floods couple’s house causing thousands of pounds of damage after turning on taps and closing the plughole while owner popped to the shops

  • Jasmin Stork, 26, left her house for 30 minutes to get some lunch on her break
  • Came home to discover her boyfriend’s cat Amber had turned on bathroom tap
  • Water had poured through living room ceiling of house in Kingston-upon-Hull

A cheeky cat flooded the house after turning on the tap and blocking the plughole while her owner popped to the shops on her lunch break. 

Jasmin Stork, 26, said her boyfriend Robbie’s cat had ‘no remorse whatsoever’ after leaving her entire home in Kingston-upon-Hull flooded with water, using a new trick she had learned the week before. 

Amber, a one-year-old Bengal cat, had turned on the taps and blocked the sink as Jasmin went to get lunch for 30 minutes, causing water to pour through the living room ceiling and thousands of pounds in damage. 

Her owners had filmed the cheeky cat turning on the sink tap only days before – but didn’t realise Amber would combine it with another new ‘trick’ of closing the plughole too. 

A cheeky cat flooded the house after turning on the tap and blocking the plughole while her owner popped to the shops

The cat turned on the taps and blocked the sink as her owner went to get lunch, causing water to pour through the living room ceiling and thousands of pounds in damage

Jasmin Stork, 26, (pictured with boyfriend Robbie) said her partner’s cat had ‘no remorse whatsoever’ after leaving her entire home flooded with water, using a new trick she had learned the week before 

‘I knew as soon as I walked into the living room what had happened,’ said Jasmin. ‘I ran upstairs and the tap was on full and water was overflowing the sink. It was everywhere.

‘Amber thought it was great. She was sat in the kitchen doorway into the living room, tapping her paws away in the water merrily like it was great fun. No remorse whatsoever.’  

Jasmin had been working from home on October 7, when she decided to pop to the shops for some food. 

But despite only being out of the house for half an hour, the project coordinator came back to a flooded house – with a torrent of water coming through her living room ceiling.

 Amber, a one-year-old Bengal cat, had been filmed by her owners a week before showing off her ability to turn on the tap 


Little did her owners know Amber would this time combine her new skill with the ability to plug the sink as well 

‘I was only popping to the shop on my lunch so it didn’t even occur to me that the bathroom door was open’, said Jasmin, ‘Because she had just been sleeping all morning and I hadn’t heard a peep!

‘I was about 30 minutes, and on the phone to my mum as I got back home, who I am sure could no doubt hear the horror in my voice when I opened the front door to my living room pouring with water. 

‘I’m just thankful I was only gone 30 minutes and not out at work all day or it would have been a lot worse!’  

Because of the volume of water cascading from above, a puddle had formed in the middle of her laminate flooring, soaking a package and rug underneath.    

Footage of the curious cat learning to turn on the tap and the resulting flooding carnage has been viewed more than 140,000 times since being uploaded to TikTok

Because of the volume of water cascading from above, a puddle had formed in the middle of her laminate flooring, soaking a package and rug underneath

The pair live in an old cottage so the water dripped through the wooden ceiling boards, meaning they’ll have to replace the flooring of the bathroom and living room

‘We’re still drying out some stuff’, she said, ‘So we don’t yet know how much the damage will cost to fix.

‘The ceiling hasn’t fallen through which is a blessing. We live in an old cottage style house so the water was dripping through the wooden boards. It will be a case of replacing the flooring that we have had to rip up.’

Amber had only learned to turn on the tap in the sink a week before the flooding started.

Footage of the curious cat learning to turn on the tap and the resulting flooding carnage has been viewed more than 140,000 times since being uploaded to TikTok.

Jasmin said her boyfriend Robbie’s cat had ‘no remorse whatsoever’ after leaving her entire home in Kingston-upon-Hull flooded with water

Jasmin said: ‘The week before this happened, I came home from work to the upstairs tap running but luckily this time the plug wasn’t in.

‘I was so confused as to why it was on. Then the next day, I was in the bathroom and Amber came in and jumped up on the sink and started chewing the tap.

‘I started recording as I thought straight away that was the reason the tap was on! At this point, we thought it was funny. We even joked about the new ‘trick’ she had learned. 

‘The next day I caught her at it again, but first playing with the plug so that it actually closed – we were saying how lucky it was that I was in and was able to stop it.

‘From this point we made a conscious effort to close the door behind us until the day I worked from home .’ 

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