In Mineola, New York 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.
WCBS-TV reporter Helen McCready said 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.
Asked if she meant the cat was waving at people, McCready clarified her statement by saying, "No, I waved back. I had no freaking idea that stupid fuzzball was up there on the roof, the silly thing."
"Here I go out and get a topnotch story..I mean, do a topnotch job on arresting the guy who apparently has been committing all these robberies we've been reporting on for the last six months and now all you hear is that a stupidcat went to sleep on top of our truck."
"Meanwhile, the calls were coming in fast and furious for those watching the show wanting to know about the cat and if it was hurt and if they could adopt it and that story runs so long, they just have time to say, 'Apparently the police have nabbed the guy who's been doing all those robberies' and skip my whole report with my interviews with the arresting officer and the robber, himself!"
"Better move, I may puke."