What were you thinking?
That is the obvious question to ask this police officer.
That is after asking is the story true. It was reported by NBC with no author listed.
Do cats die if not rescued from trees?
I wonder if PETA has a page on this. They do not appear to, but it could have been amusing.
When a Tennessee woman’s cat was stuck in a pine tree, firefighters gave her two options: they could blast it out with a hose or shake the tree until the cat fell out. When asked how option B was any different from the cat’s just falling out on its own, one firefighter answered, “Neither is real different, ma’am. Just quicker.”
Things could have turned out worse for the officer. they could have used the hose or shaken the tree until the officer fell to the ground. Humans have not evolved the ability land as gracefully as other species do.
Still, this rescue may end up being a fate worse than death for this NYPD officer.
The officer had lit a flare and set up cones on the ground underneath the tree before going up but onlookers ignored them as they gathered and gawked from the ground, said Yu.
Flares and trees and children are not a good combination. Fortunately, it is Spring and there is no drought.
When going to so much trouble to be a hazard to one’s self, protecting others is probably not one of this officer’s strong points.
Nothing says come hither like cones, flares, and treeful stupidity.
Perhaps cats in trees should have a time limit before someone responds with a hose to dislodge them from the trees. If the cat doesn’t come down on its own in 48 hours, then someone might respond.
This image accompanied the article.
Maybe this is a mug shot of the tree that abducted the officer.