BROOKLYN, N.Y. (PIX11) – It was a tense half hour on a New York thoroughfare Tuesday morning as a scared-looking dog wandering through rush-hour traffic.
Drivers slowed to a crawl along Jackie Robinson Parkway near Bushwick Avenue where a gray pup was weaving in and out of lanes, walking against the flow of traffic.
At least two police cars and emergency services crews were called to the parkway to try to corral the dog. But when the animal saw the officers get out of their car and beckon for it to come, it darted in the opposite direction.
Shutting down traffic, the officers followed the pooch over the divider, across an off-ramp and into highway-adjacent woods.
That’s where they were finally able to wrangle the pup, about 8:20 a.m., some 20 minutes after Air 11 reached the scene. The dog was taken away in an emergency response van.
The animal’s condition was not immediately known. It did not appear hurt, but it did look scared and disoriented as it wandered across the roadway.