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Cat on news truck's roof becomes the story

April 2, 2009 4:57:02 AM PDT
A stray cat seeking a warm spot to nap made headlines when Long Island police rescued it from a television news truck's rooftop satellite dish.

A reporter says drivers were honking their horns and waving as her truck traveled Wednesday along a parkway to a Mineola press conference about an arrest in a string of burglaries. She waved back.

A motorist finally called to say that a cat was on the truck's roof.

Nassau County police Detective Sgt. Anthony Repalone says he thought it was "an April Fools' joke" when the TV crew interrupted his press conference to report a feline in need of assistance.

Officers freed the black-and-white cat by dismantling a panel of the satellite dish.

The media-shy cat fled without comment.

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