Thanks to some creative Nebraska police officers, a cat stuck in a tree is back on the ground safe and sound – that is, with the help of a police shield and a taser’s red laser light.
Officer TJ Markowsky and Officer Harold Rappold, both of the La Vista Police Department, were tasked with getting a black and white cat down from a tree. That’s where a little creativity came into play. Officer Markowsky held a bulletproof shield up to the tree to make a sort of bridge for the cat to climb down. At the same time, Officer Rappold directed the red laser light of a taser onto the shield, catching the cat’s attention and taking advantage of his natural instinct to chase the light. The plan worked, and the cat was recovered safe and sound.
Officer Markowsky Tweeted several messages and pictures of the rescue. One of his Tweets read, “Cat is in custody. Humane Society on the way. Charges pending for scratching me.” He followed up with a message reading, “Ofc. Rappold uses Taser red dot to coax cat onto our “bridge”. By policy has to do paperwork now.”
The cat was taken to the Humane Society, and hopefully his owner will come to claim him.