February 18, 2014 > Men dressed as Batman, Capt. America rescue cat
Men dressed as Batman, Capt. America rescue cat
By AP Wire Service
MILTON, West Virginia (AP), Who says superheroes aren't real?
When a West Virginia home caught fire, trapping a kitten inside, it was Batman and Captain America who came to the rescue.
John Buckland, dressed as Batman, and Troy Marcum, dressed as Captain America, saw smoke at a house nearby when they were entertaining children as part of their business. They ran to the house along with another bystander, kicked in the door and broke out a window so some smoke could escape.
Buckland, a former firefighter, says he crawled into the front room and felt something furry. He grabbed the animal, ran outside and gave it mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
No one was hurt in the fire, including the rescuers Ð though Buckland says the cat hissed and swatted at him when it regained consciousness.