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All My Love to This Bold Chihuahua, in Custody Following a High-Speed Police Chase

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A male chihuahua with absolutely no time for anybody else’s bullshit led the California Highway Patrol on a high-speed chase across San Francisco’s Bay Bridge early Sunday morning, NBC Los Angeles reports.


Here is a video of a uniformed Goliath pursuing one determined 5-pound David, and warning—it is so good that you will never, ever forget it:

According to NBC Los Angeles, after traffic was shut down on the bridge—a real achievement—officers boxed him in, “distracted the animal with a jacket” (which, to be fair, can be very distracting!), and picked him up, effectively ending the 5 most exciting and influential minutes of this tiny dog’s life.


That is the shellshocked face of a dog who is just beginning to understand that those whom he believed to be his enemies are perhaps, in fact, his friends, and that the world is more complex and intoxicating than he ever knew.

The dog, whose real name is unknown, has been nicknamed “Ponch” after a character in the 70s TV show “CHiPs.” If Ponch isn’t claimed in the next 7 days, he will be put up for adoption.


Image via Associated Press.

Ellie is a freelance writer and former senior writer at Jezebel. She is pursuing a master's degree in science journalism at Columbia University in the fall.

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Aurelius Robles

I’m glad they were able to retriever him.