The dog led the police on "quite a chase"
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04 of April 2016 07:29:31
A Chihuahua is in animal custody after leading police on a chase across the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge.[caption id="attachment_10745" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] In this frame from video provided by the California Highway Patrol, Officer G. Pumphrey pursues a male Chihuahua running loose on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in San Francisco. Photo: AP/California Highway Patrol[/caption]The California Highway Patrol tweeted the small black dog "led us on quite a chase" Sunday and posted a video of it running furiously on the upper level of the bridge while being trailed by a motorcycle officer.[caption id="attachment_10744" align="alignright" width="223"] CHP Officer G. Pumphrey holds a male Chihuahua after they found it running loose on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay. Photo: AP/California Highway Patrol[/caption]After it was captured, the Chihuahua was taken to a San Francisco animal shelter where staff members named it Ponch, after the CHP Officer Frank Poncherello played by Erik Estrada in the TV series "CHiPs."A spokeswoman for the city's Department of Animal Care and Control said the dog wore a tag decorated with a human skull, but it had no identification. Deb Campbell said the dog was recovering from its misadventure.