25-pound cat stops airport security
Posted on February 25, 2010 under Industry News
An overweight cat recently caused a disruption during an airport security screening when it became stuck underneath a bomb detector during early morning rush hour.
A woman, her daughter and cat were headed to Florida out of Newark Airport in New Jersey when the 25-pound feline was removed from its carrying case to be scanned, according NJ.com. The cat became frightened and lodged itself under a bomb detecting device, causing the checkpoint to stop operation.
Travelers were escorted to another x-ray machine while the Port Authority police used a hydraulic device to lift the machinery. More than 20 minutes later, the cat was returned to its owners in good cat health, unfortunately, the travelers missed their flight because of the commotion.
The unidentified owner was said to be stressed out, according to witnesses, but she was grateful when authorities were able to recover the cat and return him safely.
As the cat was unharmed and in no need of additional pet care, and the family had plans to try to catch another flight later on in the day.