California officer rescues missing chihuahua after chase on San Francisco bridge

SAN FRANCISCO -- A missing chihuahua is safe after leading California Highway Patrol officers on a chase Sunday morning down the Bay Bridge.

San Francisco County Animal Care officials are watching the chihuahua until the owner calls to pick the dog up.

At 6:56 a.m., CHP officials reported a dog running in the eastbound lanes of the Bay Bridge.

At one point the dog, described as a black chihuahua, was running against traffic, according to CHP officials.

After a brief chase, CHP Officer Vu Williams used his jacket to distract and capture the dog.

Officers were looking Sunday for the dog's owner. Anyone with information about the dog is asked to call 415-554-6364.

Bay City News contributed to this story.
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