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Cops called to apprehend runaway kangaroo

Cops called to apprehend runaway kangaroo

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OKLAHOMA CITY — It began with the kind of 911 call that many officers might dismiss.

The caller told a dispatcher Saturday that he saw a kangaroo jumping down a road. The man reassured the dispatcher he was "completely sane" and was not intoxicated.

"This was definitely one of our more unusual calls," said Mark Myers, a spokesman for Oklahoma County Sheriff's deputies.

Sure enough, deputies found the kangaroo hopping along a street and eating grapes from nearby farms. Using their vehicles, they guided the animal back to its owner's property, Myers said. The kangaroo's owner also owns other exotic animals.

Myers said the deputies decided to stay inside their cars. "Kangaroos can be vicious animals," Myers explained.

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