Trooper Saves Cat with Can on its Head on Interstate

(SEYMOUR) – An Indiana State Police trooper saved a cat wandering on the interstate in Jackson County last week.

Sgt. Stephen Wheeles received a called to I-65 near Seymour after 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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Sgt. Wheeles removed the can from the cat’s head.

Sgt. Wheeles was eventually able to get the can off the cat’s head but not before being wounded in the line of duty.

ISP Sgt. Stephen Wheeles

“Good thing I don’t believe there is a video of the two of us wrestling on the side of the interstate,” Wheeles posted on Twitter.

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Sgt. Wheeles suffered some minor scratches removing the can from the cat’s head

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