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Hero trooper saves cat on Indiana interstate with can on its head

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Posted at 11:18 AM, Dec 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-23 11:23:05-05

JACKSON COUNTY — An Indiana State Police trooper saved the day for a kitty in need wandering on the interstate in Jackson County with a can stuck on its head.

Sgt. Stephen Wheeles said he was called to I-65 near Seymour for a report of a can wandering in and out of traffic. When he got there he found the black cat hunched at the side of the interstate with its head stuck inside a can.

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It took some wrangling and a bit of a fight, but Wheeles was eventually able to get the can off of its head so the cat could run to safety and away from traffic.

"Good thing i don't believe there is video of the two of us wrestling on the sie of the interstate," Wheeles posted on Twitter along with some images, including one of his scratched up hand.

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"The cat was freed. He fled from the scene to safety," Wheeles posted.

No photos were available of the cat after the can was removed because it fled so quickly from the scene.

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Good thing I don’t believe there is video of the two of us wrestling on the side of the interstate.

Eventually, the cat was freed. He fled from the scene to safety. pic.twitter.com/d6lmrf7zNc

— Sgt. Stephen Wheeles (@ISPVersailles) December 23, 2019