Emu on the loose in Franklin

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT)-Police in Franklin were led on an unusual chase this week, trying to capture an emu.

The bird showed up at a shopping center around five Wednesday night. Authorities were called and gave chase. It took officers an hour and a half to corner the big bird, eventually animal control trapped it.

No word on where it came from.

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