- Associated Press - Friday, April 8, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - No one has come forward to claim a wayward Chihuahua who led police on a chase across the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge earlier this week.

KNTV reports (https://bit.ly/1YjeQxL) Friday that Ponch will now head to foster care. He was named after the California Highway Patrol Officer Frank Poncherello played by Erik Estrada in the 1970s television series “CHiPs.”

The CHP says the small black dog led them 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.

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.


Information from: KNTV-TV.

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