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Massachusetts police rescue loose dog found on highway

By Daniel Uria   |   Feb. 10, 2016 at 4:57 PM

FRAMINGHAM , Mass., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Police in Massachusetts were able to rescue a loose dog that was found wandering around a local highway.

Methuen Police shared a photo of the large German Shepard that was seen walking in the southbound lanes of Route 495 in Methuen.

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Officers attempted to lure the German Shepard off the road but she repeatedly ran back into traffic forcing police to temporarily shut down the road in their effort to rescue the dog.

An officer was ultimately able to lure the dog into their cruiser with a granola bar, but once inside she apparently sought to take control and drive the vehicle.

"The dog jumped into the driver's seat and sat behind the wheel," Massachusetts State Police wrote on Facebook. "Trooper Higgins got into the cruiser and got the tired pooch to move over into the passenger seat."

Once in police custody the dog, who owners said was named Lexi, was ultimately returned to her home.

Early this afternoon, the State Police Barracks in Andover received reports of a large German Shepherd walking in the...

Posted by Massachusetts State Police on Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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