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Feud over cat leads to accusations of trespassing, stalking, vandalism

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(WMC-TV) - The claws are out between two Bartlett neighbors over a cat. The disagreement has led to accusations of trespassing, stalking, and even vandalism.

Mary Jane Gullett, 82, and her husband, Clifton, 84, have lived in the same neighborhood for more than 50 years, along with their daughter, Janice, and her husband, Bruce.

A yearlong battle has ensued over a cat named Lil Bit.

The Harrington family, who moved next door to Mary Jane and Clifton Gullet a few months ago, say their cat urinated on their outdoor furniture, destroying it.

According to a police affidavit, the Harrington family is now claiming that the Gulletts have stalked, harassed, and threatened them, causing emotional distress.

The Gullett family would not talk about the case because it is currently in court. They paid a $25 fine for not confining their cat. Bartlett law says cats and other animals are not allowed to roam free.

There are claims that Mary Jane Gullett, who has catered several events at Bartlett City Hall, threatened to burn down the Harrington's house.

At one point, Lil Bit bit Tony Harrington.

The Gullett's insurance paid $1,600 in medical bills.

The Harrington family now has a sign warning of video surveillance.

Neighbors would not talk on camera and no one answered the door at the Harrington's house.

Mary Jane and Clifton Gullett are scheduled to appear in Chancery Court in Memphis Wednesday morning on a restraining order filed by their neighbors.

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