HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A young cat took the ride of its life Thursday after crawling into the engine compartment of a pickup truck.

Just before 7:30 a.m., Hackettstown police were called to the Mars Chocolate North America parking lot on a report of a cat stuck inside the engine of an employee’s Toyota pickup.

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When officers arrived, they found an orange and white cat in the fan blades of the vehicle, police said.

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A picture of a cat while still stuck inside a pick up truck's engine on July 2, 2015. (credit: Hackettstown Police)

A picture of a cat while still stuck inside a pickup truck’s engine on July 2, 2015. (credit: Hackettstown Police)

It appeared that the cat climbed into the engine at the employee’s home in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania and survived the 30 minute, 28-mile ride to Mars Chocolate in Hackettstown, police said.

With the help of the Hackettstown Department of Public Works and Mars Chocolate employees, the cat was freed.

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The frenzied feline took off running, but was quickly caught again by police. It appeared to be unharmed and was turned over to animal control.