A pet emu is cooling its heels in jail today after leading police on a wild chase around Bay County, Fla., the News Herald of Panama City reports. Set free by a harsh storm and a low fence, Plop-plop was finally captured Monday, when police got a call from a man saying an “unknown emu” was in his horse and goat pen. Police had been responding to emu reports for days.
But Plop-plop didn’t go quietly. “The thing went kind of crazy,” said a deputy. Police were forced to taser the big bird twice to bring it down. Once in custody at the local pound however, Plop-plop proved a model prisoner, and police realized he must be a pet. His owners were found, and should have scraped together bail money by Monday.