There's missing your flight, and then there's the tale of Pepper the cat, whose weeklong romp at John F. Kennedy International Airport has now come to an end: The 4-year-old escaped her owner, who was about to board a flight to China as part of her move there, on April 20, and her freedom was only curtailed on Saturday. "Initially, I was just sad," Kameel Juman, the Port Authority officer who finally busted the tabby, tells CBS News. "I just thought if I lost one of my dogs, I’d be very upset." After various sightings of the cat, Juman worked with the owner's friend, Nuan Tang, to capture the cat. What finally worked: Tang, armed with food, calling the cat by her Mandarin name. "She came to me and started eating the food. So that’s when I grabbed her," said Tang. "I was so happy." Pepper will stay with Tang until her owner returns from China to fetch her.