WATCH: Oro Valley police catch loose emu

Published: Jul. 5, 2018 at 3:23 PM MST|Updated: Jul. 5, 2018 at 5:55 PM MST
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ORO VALLEY, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Oro Valley Police Department detained an unusual suspect Thursday morning.

Officers were tasked with catching an emu that was running loose in a neighborhood near North La Canada Drive and West Moore Road.

According to a spokesperson for the OVPD, the emu came from a private house nearby.

The emu was captured roughly a mile from its home and returned to the owners.

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