ARLINGTON (KRLD) – Arlington police officers found themselves involved in a complicated rescue operation after being flagged down by a motorist on Tuesday.

The driver told officers an orange tabby kitten had wedged himself between the car’s rear wheel and brake rotor, at a traffic light at the intersection of East Pioneer Parkway and South Collins Street.

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The policemen started a quick rescue, which turned out not to be so quick.

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The tabby didn’t like the police and ran under another car.

Officers got a little help from animal control and were finally able to catch the kitty.

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Lieutenant Chris Cook says the kitten was dehydrated and overheated but if he checks out OK, the little tabby will be put up for adoption.