Watch This CHP ‘High-Speed’ Pursuit…of a Chihuahua

APRIL 8, 2016 UPDATE: No one claimed Ponch, so he is now in a foster home and will be available for adoption soon. Stay tuned for details!

chp chases chihuahua in san francisco

California Highway Patrol officers in San Francisco became involved in a chase this morning on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

But it wasn’t someone in a vehicle the CHPs were after. It was a little Chihuahua running at full speed across the bridge. The dash cam on a patrol car captured the exciting pursuit.

“High speed pursuit of [dog] this morning on the #BayBridge!” CHP San Francisco tweeted. “Suspect taken into custody. All are safe! #onlyinSF.”

Someone on Twitter asked if the Chihuahua got a ticket. “No, we just gave him a verbal warning,” CHP San Francisco responded. “It went something like this, ‘Woof, woof, WOOF!'”

The black Chihuahua was “jailed” at San Francisco Animal Care & Control, where he’s been named Ponch after the Erik Estrada character on the TV classic, “CHPs.”

His owners are asked to come bail him out.

chp officer with chihuahua after chase on bridge

“The little Bay Bridge dog is resting comfortably after his exciting morning and high-speed chase,” tweeted SF Animal Care this afternoon. “Thank you, CHP.”

Photos via Twitter

Laura Goldman

I am a freelance writer and lifelong dog lover. For five years, I was a staff writer for i Love Dogs. When that site shut down, I started this blog...because I STILL Love Dogs!