A Verizon worker in the Philadelphia area was suspended from his job 15 days after using the company's equipment to rescue a cat stranded on top of a phone coil, CBS reported Philly this month.
Maurice German worked in a neighborhood in Port Richmond, Pennsylvania, in early March when he was named by a horrible resident and asked him to help rescue the "Momma" cat, who had been littered for 12 hours, the station reported.
Mr. German swung to action using a boom lift to reach Momma, who certainly returned to his owner and was not injured by the nose of neighbors who saw the worker performing what his company saw as a dangerous mission.
When speaking of the suspension, a Verizon spokesman said that vehicles and equipment were not intended to be used in the area where mr. German rescued cat.
"We're not happy about this work," the spokesman told the journalists. "However, we are committed and responsible for ensuring that our employees and customers are safe in a particular area. … Unfortunately, while this employee's goal was admirable, he could potentially put his life and those in him."