Officials say the woman driving the car was unaware of her unconventional hood ornament until a few good Samaritans waved her down. Luckily, the bystanders managed to find a crowbar and quickly freed the cat.
After arriving on the scene, animal control officials scanned the cat's microchip and reunited Gnocchi with his owner, who lived next door to the car owner.
And how's Gnocchi now? Just chill.
County of San Diego Department of Animal Services