NEW YORK (KARE11) - Usually it's zombies causing a disaster, not saving the day.
A Times Square haunted house promoter in full zombie makeup is being credited with rescuing a cat that disappeared from his Long Island owner's home two years ago.
Jeremy Zelkowitz says he spotted Disaster the cat crossing 42nd Street early Thursday morning.
Zelkowitz dropped Disaster off at a nearby animal hospital, where staff scanned a microchip that had been implanted in the cat. The chip identified his last owner as New York City police officer Jimmy Helliesen.
Helliesen said Thursday he adopted Disaster two years ago, but the cat fled after six months. Helliesen doesn't know how Disaster ended up in Manhattan, saying his journey must have been "quite an adventure."
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
You may also like...
Molly's bad, m'kay? Doctors warn parents about Molly
That's NUTS! Squirell causes massive outage at Tampa water plant
Faces of Meth: Before and After pictures
Mommy no-no: Mom arrested for going to school assembly - TOPLESS!
Sex tape scandal: Miss Delaware Teen USA resigns
Prostitute Roundup: 78 arrested in online sex sting
No strippers for junior: Mom arrested for hiring strippers for son's 16th birthday
Shake it: Harlem shake - 10 News style...
Special delivery: Dad delivers baby with 911 help
Sex blog: Tampa area school CFO busted over her dirty sex porn blog *warning, GRAPHIC*
BUSTED: Woman apologizes for flipping off judge *warning, GRAPHIC*
Nasty Nasty Dining: 10 of the nastiest restaurants in Tampa Bay in 2012
Cover Girl: Kate Upton back on the cover of Sports Illustrated
APP-tastic: Download the 10 News app for your iPad
Yowtch! Teen accidentally shoots off his penis, testicle
Bikini Photos: 2012 Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant
Money Mondays: How you can search for unclaimed cash
Sex Offender Mugshots: Look up Florida Sex Offenders here
Bikinis, mud, trucks: The Redneck Yacht Club
Photos: Ex-Charlie Sheen Goddess Bree Olson
Naughty Schoolgirls: Naughty schoolgirl night at Tampa club pictures
Outrageous mug shot galleries...
Strange: Some of the most unusual mug shots we've seen
Notorious Women: Bad girls behind bars
Teachers: Teacher arrest mugshots
Celebrities: The rich and famous have their own booking photos
Jaw droppers: Open mouth mug shots
Laughers: What's so funny mug shots
Prostitutes: Prostitute mug shots
Athletes: Professional athlete mug shots
Porn arrests: Child porn arrest mug shots
Local Mugs: Hillsborough County Mug shots
More unusual mug shots and galleries: 10 News slideshows and galleries