A confused cat who found herself trapped in the middle of rush hour traffic got a lucky break on Wednesday, when Winnipeg police decided to shut down a major intersection to ensure the feline's safety. The cat immediately darted under the responding cop car, forcing one of the officers to lay on his stomach in the middle of the road and coax the frightened animal from beneath the cruiser.
Eventually, he was able to convince the little cat to come out from her hiding spot, passing her off to a colleague who wrapped the trembling animal in a blanket. According to CBC News, onlookers lined up to watch the action, and a number of people -- including some of their own reporters -- took to Twitter to chronicle the event.
"They had fully stopped traffic in the middle of Portage Avenue to actually help a cat who was obviously scared out of its mind and had no idea what was going on," said Samantha Franco, a server at a nearby bakery who watched the rescue. "It was unbelieveable."