Port Authority police in New York have captured a phantom feline who managed to hide out in the bowels of JFK Airport for a week. Pepper the Cat bolted when her carrier fell open as her owner checked in for a flight to China. She evaded police for days, though travelers occasionally were spooked by a brief sighting of the four-year-old tabby. After posing for a group photo, the proud police team turned Pepper over to a family friend, who will try to hang onto her until she can be reunited with her owner.
Pepper still remains elusive in JFK Airport's Terminal 4 but, Pepper appears healthy. #PAPD police officers are continuing their efforts to rescue Pepper and return to her owner. Officers have been leaving food for Pepper in the areas of her sightings. #PAPDPROTECTSNYNJ pic.twitter.com/owuBgCLq3b— Port Authority PBA (@PAPD911) April 27, 2018
Pepper the Cat, lost on 4/20/18 in Terminal 4, JFK, has been sighted. #PAPD is now attempting to rescue Pepper. Humane traps have been set up in hopes the PAPD can reunite Pepper with its owner. #PAPDPROTECTSNYNJ #Pepper pic.twitter.com/qOnTN2OxUk— Port Authority PBA (@PAPD911) April 26, 2018