Flightless bird captured in SC after chase

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) - Why did the emu cross the street?

To get away from the South Carolina police officers, animal control officers and people chasing it in Rock Hill.

The Herald of Rock Hill reported the 6-foot bird ran 10 blocks through the city Tuesday, chased by as many as 50 people.

Seventy-year-old Bobby Mangrum managed to capture the bird with a fishing net and managed to tie the animal's sharp feet.

Mangrum owns two emus along with llamas and goats and took the big bird home with him while police try to figure out where the bird came from.

Police Lt. Joe Johnson says he wasn't sure how he would phrase his report, saying the animal didn't appear to break any laws, except perhaps running from police.

Information from: The Herald, http://www.heraldonline.com

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