April 6, 2013 | Vol. 94, No. 81

NYC 'zombie' finds Long Island cat in Times Square

NEW YORK (AP) — It took a zombie to find Disaster at the Crossroads of the World.

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JEREMY ZELKOWITZ, who dresses in character as a zombie for a year-round haunted house in Times Square, holds a cat named Disaster which he found crossing 42nd Street in Manhattan on March 30.

Two years after he disappeared from his Long Island home, Disaster the cat was found this week in the heart of Manhattan — by a Times Square haunted house promoter dressed up as a zombie.

Jeremy Zelkowitz, who sells tickets for the Times Scare haunted house, spotted Disaster early Saturday morning crossing 42nd Street. He snatched up Disaster, a black and white cat who appeared to be well-kept and neat, and brought him to a nearby animal hospital.

“I’m a big animal lover but I have a dog so I couldn’...