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A Sassy Little Chihuahua Led Cops On A High-Speed Chase

On Sunday morning, the California Highway Patrol participated in a high-speed chase across San Fransisco's Bay Bridge, led by an unexpected perpetrator: A chihuahua.

According to reports, the pointy-eared black pup was spotted sprinting across the bridge, as a motorbike-mounted police officer followed. The high-stakes game of chase spanned the entire length of the bridge, ending only when the doggie, distracted, was finally captured by the California Highway Patrol.

Instead of bringing the pup, nicknamed “Ponch” to central barking booking — which might have been too ruff for such a tiny fella — an officer brought him to San Francisco County's Department of Animal Care and Control, where he will remain for a week as a lost dog.

If unclaimed in one week's time, lil' Ponch will be put up for adoption.

Interested? Learn more here. In the meantime, watch the pup's epic police-evading stunt below.

"Ponch" might have caused a bit of a stir...

.@FOXSports1Desk @TheBuzzerOnFOX Here's another angle pic.twitter.com/FE5az29iFL — CHP San Francisco (@CHPSanFrancisco) April 4, 2016

...but I don't think anyone is going to hold it against him.

High speed pursuit of this morning on the #BayBridge! Suspect taken into custody. All are safe! #onlyinSF pic.twitter.com/Ny5dgSRITz — CHP San Francisco (@CHPSanFrancisco) April 3, 2016

I mean, look at that widdle baby face! Could he be any sweeter?

Missing a chihuahua? Little guy led us on quite a chase this morning on the Bay Bridge. Pls contact if he's yours pic.twitter.com/sy1tGYJOuO — CHP San Francisco (@CHPSanFrancisco) April 3, 2016

If this little cutie isn't claimed, he'll go up for adoption -- so stay tuned!

Chihuahua rescued from #BayBridge has been picked up by SF County Animal Care. Pls call 415 554 6364 if he's yours pic.twitter.com/x2c607XtR5 — CHP San Francisco (@CHPSanFrancisco) April 3, 2016

Citations: Chihuahua leads thrilling police chase over San Francisco's Bay Bridge (Daily Dot), California Highway Patrol Officer Rescues Wayward Chihuahua After Chasing It Across Bay Bridge (NBC Bay Area)