“Atrocity Killed The Cat”
August 30, 2003
On the evening of August 29th 2003, Hello Kitty was partying at The Rainbow Bar and Grill in Hollywood CA. Bartenders recall her growing increasingly violent as the evening progressed. In addition to the numerous Red Bull and vodkas, Hello Kitty consumed various designer drugs such as speed, ecstasy, and was reported to have been seen sharing an eight ball of cocaine in the ladies room with Justin Hawkins of British rock band, The Darkness. After making various verbal threats and harassing the bar staff, Hello Kitty struck one of the bartenders with an empty Skyy Vodka bottle. She remained confrontational as she was escorted outside and began assault the club’s bouncers. Before police could arrive, Hello Kitty took off in her pink 2003 Jaguar XK. LAPD quickly caught up with Hello Kitty who refused to pull over. Hello Kitty sped down Laurel Canyon Blvd towards her weekend home in Valley Village. During the pursuit, her driving became more erratic and at 12:28am she struck down and killed a pedestrian at the corner of Laurel Canyon Blvd and Mullholland Drive. Additional police quickly joined the chase. At 12:42 am, hello Kitty reached her home on Addison Road and was able to barricade herself inside before the police could apprehend her. She then broke a window on the second story of her house and with a Walther P99 semi-automatic pistol began to open fire on the police officers outside. Police immediately returned fire and the crossfire lasted approximately 8 minutes. The gunfire had left 3 officers wounded and 1 dead. Hello Kitty herself was also wounded. Police quickly broke down the front door of the house and moved in to apprehend Hello Kitty. Before police could breakdown the door to her bedroom where she had barricaded herself, Hello Kitty took her own life using her custom pink Remington Model 1100 shotgun. Hello Kitty was pronounced dead on the morning of August 30th 2003 at 12:52 am. By that afternoon, the Rainbow Bar and Grill became a makeshift shrine with fans and mourners leaving various gifts such as flowers, pictures, candles, alcohol, bullets and cocaine. American film director, Quentin Tarantino, had at one point expressed an interest in producing and directing an exploitation film-style adaptation of the of the evenings events.