Emu Fought the Law, Law Won

Plop-plop spent days on the lam
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 21, 2008 1:25 PM CDT
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(Newser) – 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.