SPRINGFIELD (CBS/AP) — A dog could not resist being lured away from a busy Massachusetts highway by a teddy bear. Mass. State Police said the Doberman pinscher was “out for a morning jog on I-291” in Springfield Sunday.
They received multiple calls that a dog was dashing through traffic and located the dog near Exit 5.READ MORE: Wakefield Schools Warns Of Fake Email About School Bus Service
Troopers slowed traffic and threw a stuffed pink teddy bear from a cruiser. The dog loved it and grabbed it quickly, following commands to sit.READ MORE: NH Legislative Leaders Speak Out Against Antisemitic Posts
The dog has been returned, unharmed, to the owner, who lives near the highway.
In May, a trooper in Worcester pulled a similar move by luring a dog off the highway with homemade deer jerky.MORE NEWS: Man Arrested, Charged With Cold-Case Murder Of His Half-Sister In New Bedford
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