Fort Lauderdale police captured an unlikely suspect bouncing through a Florida on Thursday morning.
After receiving a phone call about a kangaroo running loose, police officers managed to capture him and place him in a squad car. The marsupial was taken to a barn where the agency keeps its horses.
Anthony Macias, who claims to be the kangaroo’s owner said he had been hoping to bring his pet, Jack, home, but police told him the animal won’t be returned, because Fort Lauderdale isn’t zoned for kangaroos.
Macias said he was at work when he learned Jack had escaped.
“I was taking out the recycle bin, and I didn’t shut the gate all the way,” Macias said. “I guess he just punched his way through.”
Macias said he got Jack about four months ago from a Davie man who was moving and did not want the animal anymore. Macias also has a Corgi named Max.
“They love each other,” he said.
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