NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – It’s not the average reason for an Emergency Service response at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

The Port Authority Police Department Emergency Services Unit searched Terminal 4 Friday afternoon for an escaped cat.

Pepper bolted when its owner was checking in for a flight to China, according to the PAPD PBA.

Pepper managed to run into the upper structure of the terminal, causing the passenger to miss her flight.