Pepper, rogue cat loose in JFK International Airport, rescued

Marco Green
April 29, 2018

Pepper the cat was briefly spotted earlier this week after escaping from its owner and darting off into Terminal 4 on April 20.

A frisky cat that acquired unfastened at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport has been captured after greater than per week on the lam.

Cops managed to shoot video of Pepper wandering about and got a photo of her hiding in the terminal's ceiling ducts. "Initially, I was just sad", Kameel Juman, the Port Authority officer who finally busted the tabby, tells CBS News. The Daily News called her a "phantom-like cat" after Port Authority police shared a picture on Thursday in which her eyes appeared to eerily glow.

Then on Saturday, the officer who led the rescue effort enlisted the assistance of a pal of Pepper's proprietor, who known as Pepper by her Mandarin title and enticed her with meals. "It seemed as though she was sitting tight for me". After various sightings of the cat, Juman worked with the owner's friend, Nuan Tang, to capture the cat. "So that's when I grabbed her", said Tang.

While the owner - whose name has not been released - missed her initial flight to look for Pepper, she ultimately had to leave the search to authorities and continue on to China.

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