Watch Cops Chase a Chihuahua Across the Bay Bridge

Apr 04, 2016

San Francisco-area authorities hounded a chihuahua that decided to hightail it over the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge early Sunday morning.

The black dog that strayed into the upper lanes was captured after California Highway Patrol officer G. Pumphrey chased it down on a motorcycle. The agency shared has footage of the pursuit on its Facebook page, hoping that someone will come forward to claim the male — which was handed over to local animal control officials and nicknamed "Ponch" after highway patrol officer Frank Poncherello from the TV show CHiPs.

When the agency shared the news on Twitter, some users barked back questions about whether the dog got a ticket.

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